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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sentence of punishment by execution.

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  • n. A punishment in which the person who committed the offence is put to death by the state.

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

  • n. putting a condemned person to death

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