from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of cutting off the head; specifically, execution by decapitation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of behead.
  • noun An instance of at least one person being beheaded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun execution by cutting off the victim's head
  • noun killing by cutting off the head


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