Sentencing
Sentence Sen"tence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sentenced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sentencing}.] 1. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of. [1913 Webster]

Nature herself is sentenced in your doom. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To decree or announce as a sentence. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To utter sententiously. [Obs.] --Feltham. [1913 Webster]


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