committal for sentence

noun

Definition of committal for sentence

law, British
: a procedure by which a convicted defendant is sent from a magistrates’ court to a Crown Court for sentencing following the magistrates’ court’s determination that the seriousness of the offense or offenses warrants a more severe penalty than it is authorized to impose

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Committal for sentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/committal%20for%20sentence. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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