presentence

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