general sentence

Definition of "general sentence"
  1. A type of sentence that doesn't specify the separate penalties for each count the defendant has been found guilty of
How to use "general sentence" in a sentence
  1. Despite being convicted on multiple counts, the judge decided to impose a general sentence on the defendant.
  2. The attorney argued against a general sentence, insisting that each count should be addressed individually.
  3. In some cases, a general sentence may be handed down instead of specific penalties for each conviction.

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