life sentence


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life′ sen′tence


n.
a sentence condemning a convicted felon to spend the rest of life in prison.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life sentence - a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard"
prison term, sentence, time - the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"
Translations
doživotí
életfogytiglan
levenslange gevangenisstraf
dosmrtna kazen

life sentence

ncondanna all'ergastolo
References in classic literature ?
Michaelis had been the object of a revulsion of popular sentiment, the same sentiment which years ago had applauded the ferocity of the life sentence passed upon him for complicity in a rather mad attempt to rescue some prisoners from a police van.
He who had been presented in the worst light at his trial, who had since broken prison and had been tried again, who had returned from transportation under a life sentence, and who had occasioned the death of the man who was the cause of his arrest.
He was given a life sentence with a minimum term of 10 years and 10 months after a court heard he stabbed Mr Male 18 times with a kitchen knife.
The Suzak district court handed down life sentence to Janybek Bakiev, the brother of former President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev, the General Prosecutor's Office said.
2% of those handed a mandatory life sentence and 4.
Alabama that a mandatory life sentence without parole for juveniles is cruel and unusual punishment - even when the crime is homicide.
It declared the previous verdict null and void, while converting capital punishment into life sentence.
Article 45 of Law No 43 of 1992 on Regulating Punitive and Reformative Establishments, states that a prisoner who has completed 15 years of a life sentence is entitled to file a special petition asking to be released from prison.
Hopefully, a full life sentence will be slower and more agonising than hanging - which is the point.
Imposing a life sentence at Newcastle Crown Court, Judge Sean Morris told him: "There is a substantial risk you will commit similar offences against women in future.
In 2008, an appeal by Hutchinson against his life sentence was rejected.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A Turkish court has decided to punish a man who murdered a TRT station singer after she rejected his marriage proposal in 2014 with a life sentence instead of an aggravated life sentence, on grounds that the killer stabbed the singer because of his "passionate love.

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