Webster 1913 Edition
Sense; meaning; significance.
Tales of best
sentenceand most solace.
The discourse itself, voluble enough, and full of
An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
sentenceis for open war.
That by them [Luther’s works] we may pass
sentenceupon his doctrines.
A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma;
as, Summary of the.
Sentences; Book of the
In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judicial tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
sentenceof the law.
A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See
☞ Sentences are simple or compound. A simple sentence consists of one subject and one finite verb; as, “The Lord reigns.” A compound sentence contains two or more subjects and finite verbs, as in this verse: -
He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.
a saying not easily explained.
A king . . . understanding
Dan. vii. 23.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
Nature herself is
sentencedin your doom.
To decree or announce as a sentence.
To utter sententiously.
Webster 1828 Edition
1. In law, a judgement pronounced by a court or judge upon a criminal; a jdicial decision publicly and officially declared in a criminal prosecution. In technical language, sentence is used only for the declaration of judgement against the convicted of a crime. In civil cases, the decision of the court is called a judgement. In criminal cases, sentence is a judgement pronounced; doom.
2. In language not technical, a determination or decision given, particularly a decision that condemns, ar an unfavorable determination.
Let him be sent out lome of Luther's works, that by them we may pass sentence upon his doctrines. Atterbury.
3. An opinion; judgement concerning a controverted point.
4. A maxim; an axiom; a short saying containing moral instruction.
5. Vindication of one's innocence.
6. In grammar, a period; a number of words containing a complete sense or sentiment, and followed by a full pause. Sentences are simple or compound. A simple sentence consists of one subject and one finite verb; as, 'the Lord reigns.' A compound sentence two or more subjects and finite verbs, as in this verse,
He fills, he bounds, connects and equals all. Pope.