pronouncement of sentence


pronouncement of sentence
The judgment of a court of criminal jurisdiction. Kennedy v Reid, 101 App DC 400, 249 F2d 492. The act of a court of criminal jurisdiction in formally declaring to the accused the legal consequences of the guilt which he has confessed or of which he has been convicted. State v Fedder, 1 Utah 2d 117, 262 P2d 753.

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