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life sentencenoun [C]

uk   us  
(also informal life) the ​punishment of being put in ​prison for a very ​longtime, or, in the US, until ​death something that will make a ​personsuffer for the ​rest of ​their life: His life ​sentence was to have to ​live without her.
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