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Definition of "penalty phase" []

  • The portion of some criminal trials which occurs after a guilty verdict has been rendered, in which the punishment for the crime is decided. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "penalty phase" in a sentence
  • "If Connolly were convicted, there was still the penalty phase of the trial to go, with Bennie putting up the expert and fact witnesses that would be Connolly’s last hope."