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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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.
Zulkefli on Thursday found all 19 cultists guilty of treason, an offense that carries the death sentence or life imprisonment.
A former bar hostess, arrested in 1997 after nearly 15 years on the run for killing a colleague in 1982 in Matsuyama, western Japan, on Monday appealed her sentence of life imprisonment to the Supreme Court.
FAISALABAD -- Death sentence on two counts has been awarded to two main accused,besides life imprisonment on two counts to third accomplice involved in abduction for ransom case of Jhang Bazaar police station.
He further remarked " only one packet was made deliberately against 20 packets of 20 kilogram charas which shows as if the accused had taken only one kilogram charas due to which he can be convicted and awarded 7 years imprisonment term instead of life imprisonment.
14 ( ANI ): The Supreme Court has acquitted seventeen people who were sentenced to life imprisonment for a triple murder in Tamil Nadu more than two decades ago due to lack of evidence.
Summary: DUBAI -- The Dubai Court of Appeal on Sunday quashed the 25-year life imprisonment awarded to a Syrian truck driver and an Indian visitor in a drug peddling case.
Caro faces life imprisonment or the death penalty if she is convicted of first-degree murder.
Disgraced former Indonesian President Suharto could face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment as prosecutors are wrapping up their case against him following an extensive investigation, Attorney General's Office spokesman Yushar Yahya said Wednesday.