Definition of Life sentence

1. Noun. A prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives. "He got life for killing the guard"

Exact synonyms: Life
Generic synonyms: Prison Term, Sentence, Time
Derivative terms: Lifer

Definition of Life sentence

1. Noun. Sentence of imprisonment for the rest of the defendant's life. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Life Sentence

life of the party
life office
life partners
life peer
life preserver
life preservers
life principle
life raft
life ring
life rings
life savings
life science
life sciences
life scientist
life sentence (current term)
life sentences
life span
life stance
life story
life stress
life style
life support
life support care
life support system
life support systems
life table
life tables
life tenant
life tenants

Literary usage of Life sentence

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1. Ten Years Among the Mail Bags: Or, Notes from the Diary of a Special Agent by James Holbrook (1855)
"... Boot-Tracks— A Scamp among the Printers—Obstruction removed—A Ruse— The Boots secured—" Big Jobs"—The Trial—Unreliable Witness— A Life-Sentence. ..."

2. Modern Capital of Human Rights?: Abuses in the State of Georgia by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1996)
"For a defendant to receive a life sentence for a second conviction, the prosecutor had to give notice prior to trial that he or she intended to seek the ..."

3. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1889)
"1; making no provision and giving no remedy under that act against the property of one imprisoned on a life sentence. This provision was incorporated into ..."

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