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prison term

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prison term, sentence, timenoun

    the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

    "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"

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  1. prison term

    A prison, also known as a jail, gaol (dated, British English, Australian, South African and historically in Canada), penitentiary (American English and Canadian English), detention center (or detention centre outside the US), correction center, correctional facility, lock-up, hoosegow or remand center, is a facility in which inmates (or prisoners) are confined against their will and usually denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as punishment for various crimes. Prisons are most commonly used within a criminal justice system: people charged with crimes may be imprisoned until their trial; those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified period of imprisonment. In simplest terms, a prison can also be described as a building in which people are legally held as a punishment for a crime they have committed. Prisons can also be used as a tool of political repression by authoritarian regimes. Their perceived opponents may be imprisoned for political crimes, often without trial or other legal due process; this use is illegal under most forms of international law governing fair administration of justice. In times of war, prisoners of war or detainees may be detained in military prisons or prisoner of war camps, and large groups of civilians might be imprisoned in internment camps. In American English, the terms prison and jail have separate definitions, though this is not always strictly adhered to in casual speech. A prison or penitentiary holds people for longer periods of time, such as many years, and is operated by a state or federal government. A jail holds people for shorter periods of time (e.g. for shorter sentences or pre-trial detention) and is usually operated by a local government, typically the county sheriff. Outside of North America, prison and jail often have the same meaning.

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  1. prison term

    A prison term refers to the length of time a person is sentenced to spend in prison as a punishment for a crime they have been convicted of. It is decided by a judge during sentencing and can range from a few days to several years, depending on the severity of the crime committed, the laws in that jurisdiction, and any previous criminal record. This term can be served in a local jail, state, or federal prison.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prison term in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prison term in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of prison term in a Sentence

  1. Josef Schuster:

    Even if the defendant will probably not serve the full prison term due to his advanced age, the verdict is to be welcomed, the thousands of people who worked in the concentration camps kept the murder machinery running. They were part of the system, therefore they should also take responsibility for it.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    I don't think that you are free in this country if your reproductive health can be criminalized by government, to see in Alabama that if someone is raped and California Sen. Kamala Harris seeks an abortion, the doctor who treats California Sen. Kamala Harris will be penalized with a longer prison term than California Sen. Kamala Harris rapist makes me question whether the discussion about freedom in this country has gone off the rails.

  3. Lim Ji-bong:

    Recently, it was extremely rare for a person to serve a prison term for adultery, the number of indictments has decreased as charges are frequently dropped.

  4. Jay Goldberg:

    Anybody who is facing 30 years never stands up, without exception, a person facing a prison term cooperates.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    I do not take a position on the proper prison term for Mr. Stone, but it would be a blatant abuse of power if President Trump has in fact intervened to reverse the recommendations of career prosecutors at the Department of Justice, doing so would send an unmistakable message that President Trump will protect those who lie to Congress to cover up his own misconduct, and that the attorney general will join him in that effort.

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