sentence

Definition:

(n.) Sense; meaning; significance.

(n.) An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.

(n.) A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.

(n.) In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.

(n.) A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.

(n.) A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4.

(v. t.) To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.

(v. t.) To decree or announce as a sentence.

(v. t.) To utter sententiously.

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Legal Application:

judgment, or judicial declaration made by a judge in a cause. The term judgment is more usually applied to civil, and sentence to criminal proceedings.

2. Sentences are final, when they put, an end to the case; or interlocutory, when they settle only some incidental matter which has arisen in the course of its progress. Vide Aso & Man. Inst. B. 3, t. 8, c. 1.

Related Actions:

declaration, final, incident, interlocutory, judicial

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John Q. Lawyer

Attorney at Law

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