suspended sentence


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suspended sentence

n
(Law) a sentence of imprisonment that is not served by an offender unless he or she commits a further offence during its currency. Compare deferred sentence
Translations
حُكْم مُعَلَّق
podmíněný rozsudek
betinget dom
felfüggesztett ítélet
podmienečný rozsudok
ceza ertelenmesi

suspended sentence

[səˌspɛndɪdˈsɛntəns] n (Law) → (condanna) condizionale f

suspend

(səˈspend) verb
1. to hang. The meat was suspended from a hook.
2. to keep from falling or sinking. Particles of dust are suspended in the air.
3. to stop or discontinue temporarily. All business will be suspended until after the funeral.
4. to prevent (a person) temporarily from continuing his (professional) activities or having his usual privileges. Two footballers were suspended after yesterday's match.
suspended ˈsentence noun
a prison sentence that will take effect only if the criminal commits a (similar) crime again.
suˈspenders noun plural
1. a pair, or set, of elastic straps for holding up socks or stockings.
2. (American) braces for holding up trousers.
suˈspense (-s) noun
a state of uncertainty and anxiety. We waited in suspense for the result of the competition.
suˈspension (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of suspending.
2. in a motor vehicle etc, the system of springs etc supporting the frame on the axles.
3. a liquid with solid particles that do not sink.
suspension bridge
a type of bridge that has its roadway suspended from cables supported by towers.
References in classic literature ?
And then, continuing his suspended sentence, Walter Merritt Emory held on, looking intently at Kwaque's swelling:
AWAR veteran on a suspended sentence for stalking a Girls Aloud band member bit a chunk out his father's arm in a drunken attack.
In June of last year he was placed on another suspended sentence.
The 18-year-old then breached the terms of his suspended sentence handed down at Warwick Crown Court, but failed to show at a further hearing in December at the same court and a warrant was put out for his arrest.
Several contributions explore the oldest and most prevalent alternative to a sentence of imprisonment: the suspended sentence. (4) All jurisdictions operate some form of suspended sanction, whether it is a suspended sentence generally conceived or a suspended term of imprisonment.
A LOCAL newspaper chief will have to pay a BD1,000 fine after having his suspended sentence dropped.
What is a suspended sentence? A suspended sentence is an alternative to being jailed.
He said Birch otherwise complied with his suspended sentence working through drug rehabilitation and rehabilitation activity requirements which were "keeping him on the straight and narrow".
A MAN kicked his girlfriend in the head in a fit of drunken, jealous violence - while on a suspended sentence for attacking a previous partner with a knife.
Mohammed Azhar was already under a suspended sentence for causing grievous bodily harm to his sister when he got into the taxi driven by Mohammed Yahyaei in Huddersfield on June 11.
Carol Manley stole the make-up from Superdrug in Queen Street in Cardiff on February 24, putting her in breach of a previously imposed suspended sentence and community order.
Debra Lyon, 42, who was given a six-month suspended sentence, said Livesley recruited her with "the promise of making a few quid".