Definition of community sentence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


community sentence

BrE BrE//kəˌmjuːnəti ˈsentəns//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˌmjuːnəti ˈsentəns//
(British English, law)
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(in the UK) a punishment, given by a court, that involves helping people in the community, having treatment for an addiction, etc. instead of going to prison She was given a two-year community sentence for the assault on her neighbour.