resentence

verb re·sen·tence \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsen-tᵊn(t)s , -tᵊnz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of resentence

resentenced; resentencing
: to impose a new or revised sentence or punishment on (someone who has already been sentenced for a crime) : to sentence (someone) again
  • … appeals have resulted in some death row inmates being resentenced to life.
  • —Mark Scolforo

First Known Use of resentence

1839

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resentence

transitive verb re·sen·tence \ ˌrē-ˈsent-ᵊns, -ᵊnz \

legal Definition of resentence

: to sentence again

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