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- n. Someone who tortures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who tortures; a tormentor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who tortures, in any sense; especially, one who executed or superintended the execution of torture ordered by a tribunal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)
Looking at 18 USC 2340 (1) and (2) (d), and noting that under 18 USC 2340A, if death results in the course of torture, that the torturer is subject to the death penalty.
The thing that distinguishes a torturer from a soldier is that the former faces no risk whatsoever of hurt in return, while the latter is always putting his own life at risk.
If the president pardons a convicted torturer is he “upholding” the law or “not upholding” the law?
The Bush legacy as a 21st century torturer is already cemented, but we've got a flip flop on waterboarding: A senior Justice Department official says laws and other limits enacted since three terrorism suspects were waterboarded have eliminated the technique from what is now legally allowed.
Presumably, the chief harm to others in torturing animals that are the property of the torturer is psychic.
The primary premise of any torturer is that the victim is guilty.
Either way, the effect on the torturer is a moral and spiritual disaster.
What do you call a group of men clamoring to be the biggest torturer, that is the Republican field?
In Chile and in Argentina, the torturer was the friendly neighbor all along.
[I was subjected to this once, but there were two key differences: the torturer was a Marine and not a CIA agent, and my fingers weren't against the wall, they were trying to stay wrapped around an M1 Garand].