life imprisonment

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life imprisonment

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(Law) (in Britain) an indeterminate sentence always given for murder and as a maximum sentence in several other crimes. There is no remission, although the Home Secretary may order the prisoner's release on licence
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Noun1.life imprisonment - a sentence of imprisonment until deathlife imprisonment - a sentence of imprisonment until death
captivity, immurement, incarceration, imprisonment - the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
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HIS life in prison was sad enough; his only acquaintances were spiders and a tree that grew outside his grating-but I think I had better tell you of another man I met last year.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad Badie and several other prominent Islamists were sentenced to life in prison Saturday for murder and inciting violence, judicial sources said, part of an ongoing crackdown on the outlawed group.
Senior Brotherhood leader Mohammad Al Beltagy, Islamist cleric Safwat Hegazy, and 16 others were also sentenced to life in prison, 28 to ten years in prison and 68 acquitted.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and several other prominent Islamists were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for murder and inciting violence, judicial sources said, part of an ongoing crackdown on the outlawed group.
A former Coos County resident with a lengthy rap sheet could be ordered to serve the rest of his life in prison after a federal jury in Eugene convicted him of gun crimes related to a series of armed, residential burglaries along the Oregon Coast.
When former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers was sentenced in 2005 to 25 years to life in prison for fraud, the website BSAlert.
If convicted, ADESIDA faces up to life in prison with a mandatory minimum ten years in prison.
He was not sentenced to death; he was sentenced to life in prison.