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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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  • suspended sentence oncet, thirty days oncet, thirty days oncet again.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • On the plea of the unwritten law, Jeff McKinney got off with a suspended sentence.

    Success Story Robert Turner
  • I'll plead her to petty and you give her a suspended sentence?

    By Advice of Counsel Arthur Train
  • 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
  • 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

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