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posthumous execution


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  • n. The ritual desecration of the body of a dead person.


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  • Posthumous execution is the ritual or ceremonial mutilation of an already dead body as a punishment.

    See also: Cadaver Synod, in 897, when Pope Stephen VI had the corpse of Pope Formosus disinterred and put on trial.


    January 16, 2012