sen·tence || 'sentns /'sentəns n. (Grammar) grammatical unit usually comprised of a subject and verb (generally begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark); judgment specifying the punishment for a crime (Law) v. impose a punishment, penalize, convict

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