sentence

  • 1 sentence — sen·tence 1 / sent əns, ənz/ n [Old French, opinion, judicial sentence, from Latin sententia, ultimately from sentire to feel, think, express an opinion] 1: a judgment formally pronouncing the punishment to be inflicted on one convicted of a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 sentence — [ sɑ̃tɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1190; lat. sententia, de sentire « juger » 1 ♦ Décision rendue par un juge ou un arbitre. Prononcer, rendre, exécuter une sentence. ⇒ arrêt, décret, jugement, verdict. « sous le coup d un arrêt de mort, entre la sentence et l… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 sentence — de juge, Iudicium. Une sentence et jugement de laquelle le peuple a esté mal content, Iudicium inuidiosum. Bailler sentence, Pronuntiare. Donner quelque sentence ou appoinctement contre aucun, Decernere aliquid contra rem alicuius. On a donné… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 4 sentence — Sentence. s. f. Dit memorable, Apophtegme, maxime qui renferme un grand sens, une belle moralité. Les Proverbes de Salomon sont autant de Sentences admirables. un discours plein de Sentences. le Style de Seneque est rempli de Sentences. une des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Sentence — Sen tence, n. [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See {Sense}, n., and cf. {Sentiensi}.] 1. Sense; meaning; significance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Tales of best sentence and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Sentence — • In canon law, the decision of the court upon any issue brought before it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sentence     Sentence      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 7 sentence — 1. Many users of this book will have been taught that a sentence is a group of words that makes complete sense, contains a main verb, and when written begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop (or a question mark if it is a question… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 Sentence — or sentencing may refer to:* Sentence (linguistics), a grammatical unit of language * Sentence (mathematical logic), a formula with no free variables * Sentence (music), the smallest period in a musical composition * Sentence (law), the final act …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 sentence — vb Sentence, condemn, damn, doom, proscribe can all mean to decree the fate or punishment of a person or sometimes a thing that has been adjudged guilty, unworthy, or unfit. Sentence is used in reference to the determination and pronouncement of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 sentence — [sent′ ns] n. [OFr < L sententia, way of thinking, opinion, sentiment, prob. for sentientia < sentiens, prp. of sentire, to feel, SENSE] 1. a) a decision or judgment, as of a court; esp., the determination by a court of the punishment of a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Sentence — Sen tence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sentenced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sentencing}.] 1. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of. [1913 Webster] Nature herself is sentenced in your doom. Dryden.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 sentence — [n] punishing decree book, censure, clock, condemnation, considered opinion, decision, determination, dictum, doom, edict, fall, getup*, hitch, jolt, judgment, knock, order, penalty, pronouncement, punishment, rap*, ruling, sending up the river* …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 sentence — ► NOUN 1) a set of words that is complete in itself, conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command and typically containing a subject and predicate. 2) the punishment assigned to someone found guilty by a court. ► VERB ▪ declare the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 sentence — The judgment formally pronounced by the court or judge upon the defendant after his conviction in a criminal prosecution, imposing the punishment to be inflicted, usually in the form of a fine, incarceration, or probation. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 sentence — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 group of words ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ Try to keep your sentences short. ▪ complete, whole ▪ broken …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 SENTENCE — s. f. Dit mémorable, apophthegme, maxime qui renferme un grand sens, une belle moralité. Les proverbes de Salomon sont autant de sentences. Un discours plein de sentences. Le style de Sénèque est rempli de sentences. Une des plus belles sentences …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 sentence — (san tan s ) s. f. 1°   Parole qui renferme un grand sens, une pensée morale. •   Les saints disent en parlant des choses divines, qu il faut les aimer pour les connaître, et qu on n entre dans la vérité que par la charité ; dont ils ont fait une …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 sentence — sen|tence1 W2S1 [ˈsentəns] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin sententia feeling, opinion, sentence , from sentire; SENTIENT] 1.) a group of words that usually contains a subject and a verb, and expresses a complete idea. Sentences… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 SENTENCE — n. f. Apophtegme, maxime, opinion exprimée d’une manière dogmatique. Les proverbes de Salomon sont autant de sentences. Le style de Sénèque est rempli de sentences. Une des plus belles sentences des anciens. Fam., Ne parler que par sentences,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 20 sentence — I n. judgment of a court 1) to impose, pass, pronounce (a) sentence 2) to carry out, execute a sentence 3) to serve (out) a sentence 4) to commute; reduce; suspend; vacate a sentence 5) a harsh, severe, stiff; light sentence 6) a death;… …

    Combinatory dictionary