Definition of pass/pronounce sentence
- Before passing sentence, the judge commented on the seriousness of the crime.
- The chief justice passed/pronounced sentence on the convict.
: move, proceed, go
: to go away : depart
: 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 position to be held usually against odds
: the act or an instance of passing : passage
: a usually distressing or bad state of affairs
: to declare officially or ceremoniously
: to declare authoritatively or as an opinion
: to employ the organs of speech to produce
: the punishment so imposed
: to impose a sentence on
: to cause to suffer something
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