presentence

adjective pre·sen·tence \ ˌprē-ˈsen-tᵊn(t)s , -tᵊnz \
variants: or pre-sentence or less commonly presentencing play \ˌprē-ˈsen-tᵊn(t)-siŋ, -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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