Definitions for "Suspended sentence"
Where a term of imprisonment is imposed, but a person does not go to jail providing they do not commit another offence for a specified period of time• Children & Criminal Law• Sentencing Options
In criminal law, this means in effect that the defendant is not required at the time the sentence is imposed to serve the sentence.
A court decision to postpone the pronouncing of sentence on a convicted person or to postpone the execution of sentence that has been pronounced by the court.