life sentence

noun
a sentence condemning a convicted felon to spend the rest of his or her life in prison.
Compare death sentence.
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Example sentences
The boyfriend was convicted and may get a life sentence.
US federal guidelines for such behaviour carries up to a life sentence without
  the possibility of parole.
The killer had received a life sentence but would be eligible for parole in
  eighteen years.
He was sentenced to five and a half years in prison, far less than the life
  sentence military prosecutors had long sought.
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