Capital crime

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a crime punishable with death.

See also: Crime

References in classic literature ?
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.
He is a member of Ottawa Independent Writers, Capital Crime Writers, the Crime Writers of Canada and the Newfoundland Writers' Guild.
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.
He safely chooses to cite cases where DNA evidence is available to secure a conviction for a capital crime and he may well have a point but never mentions those crimes of murder where convictions have been secured without any DNA evidence being available - for example, cot death and epileptic seizure to name but two.
Of course, such symptoms probably apply to half or more of the military population, which is in effect telling us that given the nature of war, and how the Pentagon is allowed to conduct it (financial considerations forcing multiple combat tours), the American soldier is for all intents and purposes, a priori, free from being found guilty of any crime - more specifically, capital crime - unless such crime is perpetrated against his comrades or adversely affects U.
Bhatti incurred their wrath by his opposition to his country's Sharia laws and antiblasphemy laws which make it a capital crime to insult Islam or the prophet Mohammed.
Ms Ahari is one of a number of journalists who are being charged with Moharebeh and this is the first time in history that journalists are being charged with a capital crime such as this.
These training courses shall further improve the capabilities of Palestinian Police Officers on a sustainable basis especially for fighting against crime and capital crime.
Hilbert for the capital crime of treason for aiding an enemy of the United States.

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