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sentence

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a decision made by a court or tribunal regarding a case it has heard
  • he received a light sentence because it was his first offense and he was an otherwise upstanding citizen

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to impose a judicial punishment on
  • the judge sentenced him to a fine of $50 and time served

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“Sentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sentence. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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