from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One, such as a court or judge, that pronounces sentence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who sentences.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who pronounced a sentence or condemnation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pronounces sentence; a judge.
Each sentencer is required, particularly at the end of a trial, to take the audience through the decision making process.
Distinguished apartheid jurist Justice Goldstone, sentencer of over 28 blacks to death during apartheid South Africa?
Ariel: Distinguished apartheid jurist Justice Goldstone, sentencer of over 28 blacks to death during apartheid South Africa?
As a trial judge in Washington, D.C., in the late 1980s and early '90s, he was known as a tough sentencer ( "Hold-'em Holder").
As a sentencer, I can assure you that the pressure is already on to reduce dependence on custody, and to cut down on community orders because Probation is unable to cope, and in any case officers are being diverted to parole work.
The judge, the federal judge is presiding over this case is a judge known for being a stiff sentencer, and you know, I think that it's going to be substantially more than one.
And Judge Walton has this reputation of being a tough sentencer, and he was true to that yesterday.
Who the lawyers are, whether the prosecutors are pursuing a death sentence for personal reasons or political gain, whether the defendant is willing to plead guilty, whether he happens to irritate the sentencer — those are just random factors.
The technique itself does not have to be tiresome -- As I Lay Dying has short, fragmentary chapters including the famous one-sentencer, "My mother is a fish." and is one of the greatest works of American literature.
Judge Cedarbaum is not known as an especially tough sentencer.