Sentence - n. Sense; meaning; significance.
Sentence - n. An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment,
especially one of an unfavorable nature.
Sentence - n. A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as,
Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
Sentence - n. 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 judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is
exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
Sentence - n. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a
maxim; an axiom; a saw.
Sentence - n. 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 Proposition, 4.
Sentence - v. t. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to
condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
Sentence - v. t. To decree or announce as a sentence.
Sentence - v. t. To utter sententiously.