pre·​sen·​tence ˌprē-ˈsen-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce presentence (audio)
variants or pre-sentence or less commonly presentencing or pre-sentencing
: done or occurring before sentencing
a presentence report
presentence interviews
a presentencing hearing

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of presentence was in 1923

Dictionary Entries Near presentence

Cite this Entry

“Presentence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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