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suspended sentence

a sentence of imprisonment that is not served by an offender unless he commits a further offence during its currency Compare deferred sentence
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  • The falconer and his companion set off immediately, leaving D'Artagnan alone in the midst of the suspended sentence.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • suspended sentence oncet, thirty days oncet, thirty days oncet again.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • In cases of suspended sentence, payments ought always to be made through the court and not handed by the man to his wife.

    Broken Homes Joanna C. Colcord
  • But two problems hindered a quick solution; would these culprits leave the country if given a suspended sentence.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • This blackmailing game has gone about far enough, but I'll see that you get off with a suspended sentence if you do as I tell you.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft

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