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- n. The practice of or an act of stoning, sometimes to the point of death, as punishment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of stoning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of throwing stones at a person or of striking a person with stones; punishment or execution by stoning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
From Latin lapis ("stone") (Wiktionary)