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life sentence

noun

Simple Definition of life sentence

  • : the punishment of being sent to prison for the rest of your life

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of life sentence

  1. :  the punishment of being sent to prison for the rest of one's life <He received a life sentence for his crimes.>

Word by Word Definitions

lifeplay
  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

sentenceplay
  1. :  opinion

    :  a conclusion given on request or reached after deliberation

    :  judgment

  1. :  to impose a sentence on

    :  to cause to suffer something


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