Definition of Life imprisonment
1. Noun. A sentence of imprisonment until death.
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Literary usage of Life imprisonment
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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Should you convict him and recommend him to life imprisonment, then the form would be, 'We, the jury, find the defendant guilty, and recommend that he be ..."
2. Penological and Preventive Principles: With Special Reference to Europe and by William Tallack (1896)
"... CHAPTER X. PERPETUAL OR life imprisonment. FAILURE OF LIFE DETENTION. EXPERIENCE proves that all long imprisonments tend, from various causes, ..."
3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"Providing life imprisonment for persons wrecking or attempting to wreck or rob trains. Incorporating companies to insure bicycles. ..."
4. The Anarchists, Their Faith and Their Record, Including Sidelights on the by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (1911)
"... her Husband—Trial of Bresci—His Sentence to life imprisonment—Repressive Measures in Italy— Death of Crispi—President McKinley's Career—The Pan-American ..."
5. Argumentation and Debating by William Trufant Foster (1917)
"PROPOSITION: life imprisonment should not be substituted for capital ... life imprisonment is less effective as a preventive of crime than capital ..."