pass/pronounce sentence

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Definition of pass/pronounce sentence

law
: to announce a guilty person's punishment in a court of law Before passing sentence, the judge commented on the seriousness of the crime. The chief justice passed/pronounced sentence on the convict.

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“Pass/pronounce sentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%2Fpronounce%20sentence. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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