French translation of 'sentence'
1. (= group of words) phrase f
What does this sentence mean? Que veut dire cette phrase ?
2. (Law) (= punishment) peine f
She is serving a four-year sentence. Elle purge une peine de quatre ans.
He got a life sentence. Il a été condamné à la réclusion à perpétuité.
the death sentence la peine de mort
to pass sentence [judge, court] rendre sa sentence
to pass sentence on sb prononcer une peine contre qn
She had been found guilty but sentence had not yet been passed. Elle avait été déclarée coupable mais la sentence n’avait pas encore été rendue.
He will be sentenced later today. Il sera jugé dans la journée.
to sentence sb to 5 years condamner qn à 5 ans
to sentence sb to life imprisonment condamner qn à la réclusion à perpétuité
to sentence sb to death condamner qn à mort
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Example Sentences Including 'sentence'
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The following sentence contains both adjectives and adverbs.Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
If it rises at the end of a sentence it gives the effect of a question.Training with N.L.P. (1994)
His sentences alone make you sigh with pleasure.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The agent can also be left out of a passive sentence to build up suspense.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The new statutory life sentence had not replaced the sentence of imprisonment for public protection.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
What could be better than giving criminals sentences that actually fit the crime?The Sun (2013)
Perhaps the last sentence in your letter is a clue.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He has been tried in a court of law and the sentence should stand.The Sun (2008)
His jail sentence has a four-year extended licence period.The Sun (2016)
It is not only the public who cannot grasp how judges reach their sentences or what they mean in reality.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Six years in prison is the maximum sentence for the crime with which both men are charged.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The cameras will focus only on the judge passing sentence.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The maximum sentence if found guilty is six months in prison.The Sun (2009)
The new charges carry a sentence of up to ten years in prison.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The quantity of drugs she was carrying meant she could have received the death sentence.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They feel feel the death sentenced has already been passed on them.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
They will now begin serving their sentence.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Their convictions were reaffirmed by the higher courts and their sentences were similarly upheld.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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'sentence' in Other Languages
British English: sentence /ˈsɛntəns/ NOUN
statement A sentence is a group of words which, when they are written down, begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark. Most sentences contain a subject and a verb.
After I've written each sentence, I read it aloud.
- American English: sentence words
- Arabic: جُمْلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: frase
- Chinese: 句子
- Croatian: rečenica
- Czech: věta
- Danish: sætning
- Dutch: zin woorden
- European Spanish: oración Gramática
- Finnish: lause
- French: phrase
- German: Satz
- Greek: πρόταση λέξεις
- Italian: frase
- Japanese: 文 言葉
- Korean: 문장 쓰기
- Norwegian: setning
- Polish: zdanie słowa
- European Portuguese: frase
- Romanian: propoziție
- Russian: предложение
- Spanish: oración frase
- Swedish: mening
- Thai: ประโยค
- Turkish: cümle
- Ukrainian: речення
- Vietnamese: câu
British English: sentence /ˈsɛntəns/ NOUN
punishment In a law court, a sentence is the punishment that a person receives after they have been found guilty of a crime.
He served a prison sentence for bank robbery.
- American English: sentence punishment
- Arabic: حُكْم
- Brazilian Portuguese: sentença punição
- Chinese: 徒刑
- Croatian: kazna
- Czech: rozsudek
- Danish: straf
- Dutch: vonnis
- European Spanish: sentencia
- Finnish: tuomio
- French: verdict
- German: Strafurteil
- Greek: καταδίκη
- Italian: condanna
- Japanese: 刑罰 punishment
- Korean: 판결
- Norwegian: dom
- Polish: wyrok kara
- European Portuguese: sentença punição
- Romanian: sentință
- Russian: приговор
- Spanish: sentencia
- Swedish: dom utslag
- Thai: การพิพากษา
- Turkish: ceza
- Ukrainian: вирок
- Vietnamese: bản án
British English: sentence /ˈsɛntəns/ VERB
When a judge sentences someone, he or she states in court what their punishment will be.
The judge sentenced him to five years in prison.
- American English: sentence
- Arabic: يَحْكُمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sentenciar
- Chinese: 判刑
- Croatian: osuditi
- Czech: odsoudit soudce
- Danish: idømme
- Dutch: veroordelen
- European Spanish: sentenciar
- Finnish: tuomita oikeudessa
- French: condamner
- German: verurteilen
- Greek: καταδικάζω
- Italian: condannare
- Japanese: 判決を下す
- Korean: 판결을 내리다
- Norwegian: idømme
- Polish: skazać
- European Portuguese: sentenciar
- Romanian: a condamna
- Russian: приговаривать
- Spanish: sentenciar
- Swedish: avkunna dom över
- Thai: ตัดสินลงโทษ
- Turkish: mahkum etmek
- Ukrainian: Засуджувати
- Vietnamese: kết án
Translation of sentence from the Collins English to French Dictionary