death sentence

noun

Definition of death sentence

  1. 1 :  a sentence condemning a convicted defendant to death

  2. 2 :  an affliction or a situation that is considered to be fatal; also :  a prognosis of death

Examples of death sentence in a sentence

  1. She received a death sentence for the murders.

1655

First Known Use of death sentence

1655


DEATH SENTENCE Defined for English Language Learners

death sentence

noun

Definition of death sentence for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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