Capital crime

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a crime punishable with death.

See also: Crime

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Ingratitude is among them a capital crime, as we read it to have been in some other countries: for they reason thus; that whoever makes ill returns to his benefactor, must needs be a common enemy to the rest of mankind, from whom he has received no obligation, and therefore such a man is not fit to live.
You know it is a capital crime, to mourn for, or sympathise with, a victim of the Guillotine.
One White House approach would be to make high-volume trafficking of fentanyl a capital crime, given that even a small amount of the synthetic can be fatal, while officials are also looking at harsher noncapital punishments for large-scale dealers, the Post reported.
We were starving hard to control the situation and added that Capital crime would definitely reduce in near future" he added.
Defence solicitor Ken Dalling said: "Officers were responding to an assault upon him which in previous centuries would be a capital crime.
Clearly, he cannot be convicted of murder under Jewish law, because we learned in Tractate Sanhedrin, a murderer is only guilty if he is forewarned by two witnesses that he is about to commit a capital crime.
Regarding the case, the boy's lawyer Dean Mooney quipped yesterday: "I think that was a capital crime back in the day".
Blasphemy is a highly sensitive and capital crime in Pakistan for which dozens are sitting on death row.
Meanwhile, someone caught spying for Israel -- a capital crime in some articles of law -- can serve just six months as long as the right political support is secured.
Remember, every person who commits a capital crime has a family.
Those arrested over the Woolwich incident should be charged with treason and put on trial, after all treason is still a capital crime in this country.
Police quickly arrested him, and the solicitor charged him with a capital crime.

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