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Definition of "sentencing" []

  • Relating to a judicial sentence: sentencing guidelines for juvenile defendants. (adjective)
  • Being or relating to the one who pronounces a judicial sentence: "Prosecutors and sentencing judges alike try to deal with individuals on an individual basis, without regard to social status” ( Hiller B. Zobel). (adjective)
  • The act of pronouncing a judicial sentence on a defendant. (noun)
  • The sentence so pronounced. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sentencing" in a sentence
  • "Remembering of course that proportionality in sentencing is now the key phrase … .. on January 7, 2008 at 10: 18 am | Reply inspectorgadget"
  • "The role of the courts in sentencing is that it does good for society, that test is hard."
  • "The laws are too lenient, the leeway in sentencing is too broad, the level of concern for CRIMINALS is non-existent."
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