Definition of “sentence” - Learner’s Dictionary

sentence

noun uk us /ˈsentəns/
WORDS [ C ]

A1 a group of words, usually containing a verb, that expresses a complete idea

PUNISHMENT [ C, U ]

B2 a punishment that a judge gives to someone who has committed a crime:

a 30-year sentence

(Definition of “sentence noun” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)