suspended sentence

Definition of "suspended sentence"
  1. A criminal punishment put on hold by the judge, given the defendant meets set conditions or doesn't commit another crime
How to use "suspended sentence" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued a suspended sentence, requiring the defendant to provide restitution to the victims.
  2. His suspended sentence was effectively enforced when he committed another crime.
  3. She was relieved when she received a suspended sentence and was not required to serve jail time immediately.

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