a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
Sense; meaning; significance.
An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, summary of the sentences; book of the sentences.
In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical tribunal; doom. in common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. see proposition, 4.
To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.