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

 

suspended sentence

 noun
noun
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Types of punishment
 
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a punishment given to a criminal in court which means that they will only go to prison if they commit another crime within a particular period of time an 18-month suspended sentence for theft See related entries: Types of punishment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: suspended sentence