Indeterminate-sentence



noun, Criminal Law.
1.
a penalty, imposed by a court, that has relatively wide limits or no limits, as one of imprisonment for one to ten years.
noun
1.
(law) a prison sentence the length of which depends on the prisoner’s conduct

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