Sentence means a ruling of punishment made by a judge in a court case.(noun)
An example of sentence is twenty years in prison after a murder conviction.
To sentence is defined as to give someone a punishment.(verb)
An example of sentence is a judge ordering a criminal to serve two years in jail.
Sentence is defined as a statement or question made with group of words including a subject, verb and object.(noun)
An example of sentence is a group of words in a book that begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark.
See sentence in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L sententia, way of thinking, opinion, sentiment, prob. for sentientia < sentiens, prp. of sentire, to feel, sense
See sentence in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, opinion
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin sententia
Origin: , from sentiēns, sentient-
Origin: , present participle of sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.
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