pass/pronounce sentence

Definition of pass/pronounce sentence


  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  move, proceed, go

    :  to go away :  depart

    :  die

  1. :  a means (such as an opening, road, or channel) by which a barrier may be passed or access to a place may be gained

    :  a low place in a mountain range

    :  a position to be held usually against odds

  1. :  realization

    :  the act or an instance of passing :  passage

    :  a usually distressing or bad state of affairs

  1. :  to declare officially or ceremoniously

    :  to declare authoritatively or as an opinion

    :  to employ the organs of speech to produce

  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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a trip made at another's expense

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