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extended sentence

noun

Definitions of extended sentence

  • a prison sentence that is longer than the usual sentence given as a punishment for that particular crime, usually because the convicted criminal poses a significant risk of serious harm to the public. In the UK, an extended sentence comprises a normal prison sentence and an extended period of time on licence (=a form of temporary or conditional release form prison).

    "I will impose an extended sentence of 18 years. The custodial element will be nine years."