death sentence


death sentence

noun

: the decision by a court of law that the punishment for someone's crime will be death

: something (such as a disease) that is sure to cause death

: an act or event that ends something permanently

Full Definition of DEATH SENTENCE

1
:  a sentence condemning a convicted defendant to death
2
:  an affliction or a situation that is considered to be fatal; also :  a prognosis of death

Examples of DEATH SENTENCE

  1. She received a death sentence for the murders.

First Known Use of DEATH SENTENCE

1799

Rhymes with DEATH SENTENCE

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