Definition of 'prison sentence'
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Serious crimes carry long prison sentences. Times, Sunday Times (2006)HE served only two years of his prison sentence for a crime that horrified the nation. The Sun (2011)Most recently, he served a prison sentence for his part in an armed siege led by two escaped criminals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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