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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to a judicial sentence: sentencing guidelines for juvenile defendants.
  • adj. Being or relating to the one who pronounces a judicial sentence: "Prosecutors and sentencing judges alike try to deal with individuals on an individual basis, without regard to social status” ( Hiller B. Zobel).
  • n. The act of pronouncing a judicial sentence on a defendant.
  • n. The sentence so pronounced.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to a judicial sentence.
  • n. The act of pronouncing a judicial sentence on someone convicted of a crime.
  • n. The act of creating one or more complete sentences from fragmented thoughts and phrases.
  • v. Present participle of sentence.

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