English edit

Adjective edit


  1. Relating to a judicial sentence.
    There were no sentencing guidelines for this crime.

Noun edit

sentencing (countable and uncountable, plural sentencings)

  1. (uncountable) The act of pronouncing a judicial sentence on someone convicted of a crime.
    After the verdict, the sentencing was not delayed.
    • 2011 December 14, Steven Morris, “Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave”, in Guardian[1]:
      Following the sentencing, Knutton said: "What sort of person does something so cold and calculating? I did not expect her to go to jail for it. I am just glad it is now all over."
  2. (countable) That which has been pronounced as a judgement or sentence for a crime.
  3. (colloquial) The act of creating one or more complete sentences from fragmented thoughts and phrases.
    He struggled with sentencing his frayed and angry verses from poem to prose.

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Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of sentence