resentence

verb
re·​sen·​tence | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsen-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce resentence (audio) , -tᵊnz \
resentenced; resentencing

Definition of resentence

transitive verb

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resentence was in 1839

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“Resentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resentence. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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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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