suspended sentence

noun

Definition of suspended sentence

law
: a legal arrangement in which a person who has been found guilty of a crime is not sentenced to jail but may be sentenced for that crime at a future time if he or she commits another crime during a specified period

Word by Word Definitions

suspend play suspended
  1. : to debar temporarily especially from a privilege, office, or function

  2. : to cause to stop temporarily

  3. : to set aside or make temporarily inoperative

sentence play
  1. : opinion

  2. : judgment

  3. : the punishment so imposed

  1. : to impose a sentence on

  2. : to cause to suffer something


Law Dictionary

suspended sentence

legal Definition of suspended sentence

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