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indeterminate sentence

noun, Criminal Law.
a penalty, imposed by a court, that has relatively wide limits or no limits, as one of imprisonment for one to ten years.
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First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
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indeterminate sentence

(law) a prison sentence the length of which depends on the prisoner's conduct
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