suspended sentence

noun

Definition of suspended sentence

law

  1. :  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

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

    :  to cause to stop temporarily

    :  to set aside or make temporarily inoperative

sentenceplay
  1. :  opinion

    :  a conclusion given on request or reached after deliberation

    :  judgment

  1. :  to impose a sentence on

    :  to cause to suffer something


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suspended sentence


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