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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Among the wretched creatures before him whom he must single out for special address, was one who almost from his infancy had been an offender against the laws; who, after repeated imprisonments and punishments, had been at length sentenced to exile for a term of years; and who, under circumstances of great violence and daring had made his escape and been re-sentenced to exile for life.
After having been sentenced to a prepetual ostracism from the esteem and confidence, and honors and emoluments of his country, he will still be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law.
Pinocchio is robbed of his gold pieces and, in punishment, is sentenced to four months in prison
"If O-Tar be not greatly angered he may be sentenced to but a single game, in which case he may come out alive; but if O-Tar wishes really to dispose of him he will be sentenced to the entire series, and no warrior has ever survived the full ten, or rather none who was under a sentence from O-Tar."
The ECtHR has also pointed out that the request will allow convicts to serve a sentence of 20 years of imprisonment, which is shorter than the indicative 25-year term laid down in this case-law, after which a person sentenced to life must be able to seek review of the sentence.
He was sentenced to five-and-a-half years to run concurrently for each offence, and was also sentenced to two years to run concurrently in connection with three other offences in Bournemouth, Hereford and Shrewsbury between 2016 and 2017.
Warrington, was sentenced to 11 years and six months for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
He said: "Today marks the successful outcome of Operation Cryptic after these 21 defendants have been sentenced to more than 70 years in prison collectively.
(30) Yet, the correct range of punishment was one year in the county jail to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections because "[a]t the time of sentencing, only the maximum sentence increased for a persistent offender, while the minimum sentence was unaffected." (31) Perry was then sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.
Gwendo was sentenced to two years in jail without an option of a fine on December 2018.
Sims was sentenced to two years and nine months' imprisonment, suspended for three years.
She was given credit for 21 days served and sentenced to 60 days conditional discharge.
<br />"In the Court of Appeals, defendant argued that he had to be sentenced to '1 day to life' rather than under the sentencing guidelines.
(3) Olis was convicted on all counts and sentenced to 292
(103) Apprendi was sentenced to a term of twelve years in prison, two years longer than the maximum sentence that would have been available in the absence of the judicially determined hate-crime enhancement.