sentence/condemn to death

idiom

: to officially order (someone) to be killed as punishment for a crime
The jury quickly convicted her and sentenced/condemned her to death.
often used as (be) sentenced/condemned
She was convicted of murder and sentenced/condemned to death.

Examples of sentence/condemn to death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In cases like those of Earl Washington Jr., later exonerated by DNA evidence, the defense hardly called any witnesses at all to give the jury a reason not to sentence to death a man who was innocent. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2021

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“Sentence/condemn to death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sentence%2Fcondemn%20to%20death. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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