sentence/condemn to death

Definition of sentence/condemn to death

: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.

Word by Word Definitions

sentence play
  1. : opinion

  2. : judgment

  3. : the punishment so imposed

  1. : to impose a sentence on

  2. : to cause to suffer something

condemn play
  1. : to declare to be reprehensible, wrong, or evil usually after weighing evidence and without reservation

  2. : to pronounce guilty : convict

  3. : sentence, doom

death play
  1. : a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) functions : the end of life — compare brain death

  2. : an instance of dying

  3. : the cause or occasion of loss of life


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