ns) KEY NOUN:
TRANSITIVE VERB: Law sen·tenced
- A grammatical unit that is syntactically independent and has a subject that is expressed or, as in imperative sentences, understood and a predicate that contains at least one finite verb.
- A court judgment, especially a judicial decision of the punishment to be inflicted on one adjudged guilty.
- The penalty meted out.
- Archaic A maxim.
- Obsolete An opinion, especially one given formally after deliberation.
- To pronounce sentence upon (one adjudged guilty). See Synonyms at condemn.
Middle English, opinion
, from Old French, from Latin sententia
, from sentins, sentient-
present participle of sentre
, to feel
; see sent-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:sen·tential
l) KEY (Adjective)