consecutive sentence

Definition of "consecutive sentence"
  1. A situation where a convicted person serves two or more prison terms one after the other
How to use "consecutive sentence" in a sentence
  1. She was handed down consecutive sentences for each of her crimes, drastically increasing her total time in prison.
  2. Instead of concurrent sentences, the judge ordered consecutive sentences, lengthening the total prison term.
  3. He pleaded guilty to three charges and received three consecutive sentences, multiplying his time in jail.

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