- n. a sentence of imprisonment until death
“I say, and I repeat, that you are the real cause of Albert Retailleau's death, and that if the laws created by men were perfect, life imprisonment would not be a harsh-enough punishment for you.”
“The Countess Blanka Teleki, who was condemned to death for complicity in the Hungarian uprising of 1848, but whose sentence was commuted to life imprisonment ” she finally was released in”
“[Exactly eighteen years later, on 1st October, 1946, Grand Admiral Raeder was sentenced to life imprisonment by the International Military Tribunal at Nurem - berg.”
“Chief of the general Wehr-macht office throughout World War II; responsible for Russian prisoners of war; chief of the National Socialist Guidance Staff (NSFO) from 1943 (the Oberpolitik); sentenced to life imprisonment 28th October, 1948; still in Landsberg.”
“Cleary was sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor, the sentence to be served in Goulburn Gaol, this institution being one designed for violently disposed prisoners.”
“The Ezra Ruggles he was going to restore to freedom would not be the same man as the one Ezra’s frightened mother, Harper Wells, and a flawed system of criminal justice had wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment at the state’s maximum-security facility.”
“Led the German volunteers for General Franco; chief of the national defence section in OKW 1938-44; sentenced to life imprisonment”
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