successive sentences

Definition of "successive sentences"
  1. A judge's decision in criminal law that a defendant serves sentences for multiple convictions one after the other, not concurrently
How to use "successive sentences" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was to serve two successive sentences of ten and five years respectively.
  2. Upon conviction of three crimes, the court imposed three successive sentences.
  3. The judge ruled that the two sentences would be successive, adding to the total prison time.

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