three strikes

Definition of "three strikes"
  1. A state law imposing a severe sentence, often life in prison, upon a person's third felony conviction
How to use "three strikes" in a sentence
  1. Under the three strikes law, his third felony conviction resulted in a life sentence.
  2. The three strikes law was designed to deter repeat offenders with stringent sentences.
  3. He is serving a life sentence due to the three strikes rule for his continued criminal behavior.

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