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English definition of “sentence”

sentence

noun
 
 
/ˈsentəns/
WORDS [C] A1 a group of words, usually containing a verb, that expresses a complete ideaSentences and expressions
PUNISHMENT [C, U] B2 a punishment that a judge gives to someone who has committed a crime: a 30-year sentenceCourt cases, orders and decisionsPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of sentence noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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