Simple Definition of death sentence
: 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 in a sentence
She received a death sentence for the murders.
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