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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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Rising in wrath he was about to sentence the Thief to life imprisonment when the latter said:
Everhard and eleven others, among whom were Theodore Donnelson and Matthew Kent, received life imprisonment.
The unfortunate Gluck received life imprisonment in San Quentin, while the newspapers and the public held that it was a miscarriage of justice--that the death penalty should have been visited upon him.
He said that you had been convicted on circumstantial evidence; that was why you had got life imprisonment instead of hanging; that you had always stoutly maintained your innocence; that you were the black sheep of the Maryland Dettmars; that they moved heaven and earth for your pardon; that your prison conduct was most exemplary; that he was prosecuting attorney at the time you were convicted; that after you had served seven years he yielded to your family's plea and pardoned you; and that in his own mind existed a doubt that you had killed McSweeny.
One awarded death sentence, five life imprisonment in Mashal Khan murder case
Earlier on Tuesday, the court awarded life imprisonment to three accused involved in the Kasur video scandal.
A special anti-terrorism court on Saturday handed four death sentences and one life imprisonment to Imran Ali, charged with raping and murdering a little girl Zainab, in a case that shocked the nation and sparked countrywide protests against child abuse.
HYDERABAD -- A court here Thursday convicted a murder accused with life imprisonment and fine after finding him guilty of the crime.
LAHORE -- An anti:terrorism court on Tuesday sentenced three culprits to life imprisonment for their involvement in Kasur child abuse scandal surfaced during 2015.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government and sought a detailed reply from it within four weeks on a plea seeking a fixed jail term in cases of life imprisonment.
Egyptian Artifacts at the British Museum -- flicker/David Woo CAIRO -- 19 December 2017: Parliament's Culture and Media Committee approved a bill on Tuesday intensifying the penalty for smuggling antiquities to life imprisonment and a fine up to LE 10 million ($560,100).
LARKANA -- The residents of Sajjad Khan Hakro recorded a protest demonstration against the life imprisonment sentenced by the local court to their man on Thursday.