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life imprisonment

(in Britain) an indeterminate sentence always given for murder and as a maximum sentence in several other crimes. There is no remission, although the Home Secretary may order the prisoner's release on licence
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  • He was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a special feature.

    The Mightiest Man Patrick Fahy
  • But instead he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the penitentiary at Joliet.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The prisoner will be either hanged or sentenced to life imprisonment.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • A state may provide for life imprisonment in place of death.

  • life imprisonment is not possible, because there is no life imprisonment.

    The Quest for a Lost Race Thomas E. Pickett

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