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life imprisonment

noun [U] uk   us   (informal life)
the punishment of being put in prison for a very long time without an arranged time for release or, in the US, until death
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Translations of “life imprisonment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 終身監禁,無期徒刑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 终身监禁,无期徒刑…
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