sentences, cumulative
n.
Multiple sentences that are served one after another; also called consecutive sentences.

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  • cumulative — cu·mu·la·tive / kyü myə lə tiv, ˌlā / adj 1: increasing by successive additions 2: tending to prove the same point cumulative testimony 3: following in time Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • cumulative sentences — Sentences for two or more crimes to run consecutively, rather than concurrently. Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • cumulative sentences — Sentences for different crimes to run consecutively. See consecutive sentences …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cumulative punishment — The greater punishment imposed on an habitual or second offender; consecutive sentences rather than concurrent sentences. See habitual criminals; consecutive sentences …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cumulative — /ˈkjumjələtɪv / (say kyoohmyuhluhtiv) adjective 1. increasing or growing by accumulation or successive additions. 2. formed by or resulting from accumulation or the addition of successive parts or elements. 3. Law a. (of statutes) providing… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cumulative judgment — A second judgment to take effect after the expiration of the first one. See consecutive sentences …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • consecutive sentences — Sentences succeeding one another in a regular order, with an uninterrupted course or succession, and without interval or break, State v Rider, 201 La 733, 10 So 2d 601; the opposite of concurrent sentences, Subas v Hudspeth (CA 10 Kan) 122 F2d… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • concurrent sentences — Sentences for more than one crime that are to be served at the same time, rather than one after the other. (See also cumulative or consecutive sentences.) Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations. concurrent sentences …   Law dictionary

  • consecutive sentences — Successive sentences, one beginning at the expiration of another, imposed against a person convicted of two or more violations. (See also cumulative or concurrent sentences.) Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • consecutive sentences — When one sentence of confinement is to follow another in point of time, the second sentence is deemed to be consecutive. May also be applied to suspended sentences. Also called from and after sentences. See also sentence cumulative sentences …   Black's law dictionary

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