sentencing guidelines

noun plural

sentencing guide·​lines
: a set of rules for computing sentences that is promulgated by a commission on sentencing and that typically provides classifications (as of offenses or offenders), scales (as of severity of crimes), and suggested punishments

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“Sentencing guidelines.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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