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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By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 8 May 2017: Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was sentenced to life in prison, while 21 others were acquitted Monday in the retrial of "Rabaa operation room" case.
The court in the southern city of Asyut sentenced 108 people in absentia to life in prison, meaning 25 years behind bars.
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.