sentence (one) to (something)

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sentence (one) to (something)

To impose a particular legal penalty upon one who is found guilty of a crime. The judge sentenced the former CEO to 30 years in prison for his role in defrauding millions of customers over the span of 15 years. They sentenced him to 5 years of hard labor for simply stealing a loaf of bread.
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sentence someone to something (for something)

[for a judge] to order someone to suffer confinement, death, or labor for committing a crime. The judge sentenced Roger to three years in prison for the crime. The judge sentenced him to hard labor.
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Because she has a previous conviction for a forgery offense, a 2017 Christian County case, she is extended-term eligible to be sentenced one to six years in prison if convicted.
CAIRO, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- An Egyptian criminal court on Sunday acquitted five people, and sentenced one to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in the retrial of seven defendants of what is known as Port Said Stadium massacre.
Three of them lost their liberty at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court after Judge Eleri Rees sentenced one to detention and the other two to a term in a young offender institution.
China has in the past expelled Falun Gong practitioners with permanent residency in the United States but this is the first time it has sentenced one to prison, the human rights group said.