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  1. A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4.
  2. A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
  3. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
  4. An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
  5. In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
  6. Sense; meaning; significance.
  7. To decree or announce as a sentence.
  8. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
  9. To utter sententiously.

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reprove, accusative, article, censure, dictum, disapprobation, meter, life sentence, case, order, article of faith, extraordinary rendition, judgment of conviction, internment, prison term, doom, designate, prison, clock time, destine, decry, life imprisonment, denounce, life, strong belief, reprobate, excoriate, decree, antecedent, take the law into your own hands, condemnation, collocate, execration, law, rap, teach someone a lesson, blame, fourth dimension, correctional, hard labor, mete out, clip, allomorph, cleft sentence, objurgate, time, make an example of someone, administer, conviction, condemn, metre, fate, edict, allophone, deal out, curse, adjunct, hand down.

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