pass/pronounce sentence

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

pass play
  1. : move, proceed, go

  2. : to go away : depart

  3. : 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

  2. : a position to be held usually against odds

  1. : realization

  2. : the act or an instance of passing : passage

  3. : a usually distressing or bad state of affairs

pronounce play
  1. : to declare officially or ceremoniously

  2. : to declare authoritatively or as an opinion

  3. : to employ the organs of speech to produce

sentence play
  1. : opinion

  2. : judgment

  3. : the punishment so imposed

  1. : to impose a sentence on

  2. : to cause to suffer something


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