presentence

adjective
pre·​sen·​tence | \ ˌprē-ˈsen-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce presentence (audio) , -tᵊnz \
variants: or pre-sentence or less commonly presentencing \ ˌprē-​ˈsen-​tᵊn(t)-​siŋ How to pronounce presentencing (audio) , -​tᵊn-​ziŋ \ or pre-sentencing

Definition of presentence

law
: done or occurring before sentencing a presentence report presentence interviews a presentencing hearing

First Known Use of presentence

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Presentence.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presentence. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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