One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Jones showed no emotion as the judge passed sentence’
judgement, ruling, pronouncement, decision, determination, decree
2‘her husband is serving a three-year sentence for fraud’
prison term, prison sentence, jail sentence, penal sentence
life sentence, suspended sentence
informal time, stretch, stint
British informal porridge
North American informal rap
rhyming slang bird
1‘the men will be sentenced at a later date’
pass judgement on, impose a sentence on, pronounce sentence on, mete out punishment to, punish, convict
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