death-penalty

  • 1death penalty — n: death as punishment for a crime – called also capital punishment; see also cruel and unusual punishment; gregg v. georgia in the important cases section ◇ The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the death penalty is not inherently violative of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2death penalty — death .penalty n [singular] the legal punishment of death →↑capital punishment ▪ Three Britons are facing the death penalty for spying …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3Death Penalty — • The infliction by due legal process of the penalty of death as a punishment for crime. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …

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  • 4death penalty — n. a sentence of death by execution: used with the * * * ➡ capital punishment * * * …

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  • 5death penalty — n. a sentence of death by execution: used with the …

    English World dictionary

  • 6death penalty — ► NOUN ▪ punishment by execution …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7Death Penalty — Weltkarte des Todesstrafen Status aller Länder Blau: Todesstrafe ohne Ausnahme abgeschafft. Hellblau: Todesstrafe im Kriegsrecht. Khaki: Seit mindestens 10 Jahren keine Anwendung. Orange: Anwendung nur gegen Erwachsene …

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  • 8death penalty — noun putting a condemned person to death • Syn: ↑execution, ↑executing, ↑capital punishment • Derivationally related forms: ↑execute (for: ↑executing), ↑executioner ( …

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  • 9Death penalty —    Capital punishment was part of the Dutch crimi nal justice administration until the late 19th century. Criticism of the death penalty and of torture and corporal punishment in general during the Enlightenment led to a gradual humanization of… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • 10death penalty — N SING: usu the N The death penalty is the punishment of death used in some countries for people who have committed very serious crimes. If convicted for murder, both youngsters could face the death penalty …

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  • 11death penalty — The extreme penalty for the commission of a crime, to be executed within the manner provided by statute, such as hanging, electrocution, or asphyxiation by gas. There is a definite legislative trend toward the abolition of the death penalty,… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 12death penalty — noun Death penalty is used before these nouns: ↑case …

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  • 13Death Penalty (album) — Death Penalty Studio album by Witchfinder General Released 1982 …

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  • 14Death penalty (disambiguation) — Death penalty may refer to: Capital punishment, the act of putting a person to death In sports Death penalty (NCAA), the nickname for the National Collegiate Athletic Association policy which forbids a school from fielding a certain team for a… …

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  • 15death penalty, the — death ,penalty, the noun * legal punishment by death, usually for a serious crime such as murder. Killing people officially is called capital punishment …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16death penalty — death′ pen alty n. law capital punishment …

    From formal English to slang