suspended sentence

noun

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

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“Suspended sentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspended%20sentence. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

suspended sentence

see sentence

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