life sentence

noun

Definition of life sentence

: 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

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

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

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model

sentence play
  1. : opinion

  2. : judgment

  3. : the punishment so imposed

  1. : to impose a sentence on

  2. : to cause to suffer something


Law Dictionary

life sentence

legal Definition of life sentence

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