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


life sentence

BrE BrE//ˈlaɪf sentəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪf sentəns//
Types of punishment
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the punishment by which somebody spends the rest of their life in prison He’s currently serving a life sentence for murder. See related entries: Types of punishment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: life sentence