cumulative sentence

Definition of "cumulative sentence"
  1. A punishment where a person found guilty of multiple crimes serves separate prison terms for each offense, with each term beginning immediately after the previous one ends
How to use "cumulative sentence" in a sentence
  1. For stealing and illegally selling goods, the court handed down a cumulative sentence of ten years.
  2. Due to the severity of his crimes, the judge decided a cumulative sentence was appropriate.
  3. The cumulative sentence for her multiple offenses resulted in 15 years in prison.

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