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 is serving a life sentence, but he still has legal rights to my other two children, making life extremely difficult." William Billingham, aged 55, was handed a life sentence of at least 27 years in October.
Islamabad -- The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the formation of a larger bench to determine the exact length for a life sentence.
A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, took notice of the issue while hearing a petition to reduce a convict's life sentence into half.
It is a misconception that a life sentence spans 25 years since days and nights are counted separately and a convict walks free after a few years.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court took notice on Monday regarding the duration of a life sentence given to prisoners and ordered the constitution of a larger bench to hear the issue.Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa ordered the constitution of the larger bench to determine the duration of a life sentence.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered the formation of a larger bench to determine the exact length for a life sentence.
A DANGEROUS and obsessed sexual predator raped, imprisoned and threatened the lives of two women in Huddersfield, shortly after he was released from prison on a life sentence for similar crimes.
The teenager convicted of raping and murdering sixyear-old Alesha MacPhail has been granted leave to appeal against his life sentence.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday suspended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi's life sentence in ephedrine quota case and ordered his release.

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