capital punishment

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capital punishment

n.
1. The penalty of death for the commission of a crime.
2. The practice or legal sanction of allowing the imposition of the penalty of death for people convicted of committing certain crimes.

capital punishment

n
(Law) the punishment of death for a crime; death penalty

cap′ital pun′ishment


n.
punishment by death for a crime; death penalty.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capital punishment - putting a condemned person to deathcapital punishment - putting a condemned person to death
corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
burning at the stake, burning - execution by fire
hanging - a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead; "in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"
electrocution, burning - execution by electricity
beheading, decapitation - execution by cutting off the victim's head
crucifixion - the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
Translations
trest smrti
dødsstraf
kuolemanrangaistus
smrtna kazna
halálbüntetés
死刑
사형
smrtna kazen
dödsstraff
การลงโทษประหารชีวิต
án tử hình

capital punishment

npena capitale

capital punishment

عُقُوبَةُ الإعْدَام trest smrti dødsstraf Todesstrafe θανατική ποινή pena capital kuolemanrangaistus peine capitale smrtna kazna pena capitale 死刑 사형 doodstraf dødsstraff kara śmierci pena de morte смертная казнь dödsstraff การลงโทษประหารชีวิต idam cezası án tử hình 死刑
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By finding Florida's death sentencing scheme unconstitutional, based on the evolving standards of decency under the Eighth Amendment, I believe the Florida Supreme Court has laid the groundwork for anyone on death row who has not waived the right to a jury recommendation to move to a new sentencing hearing that comports with both the Sixth and Eighth amendments as outlined in Hurst," said Sonya Rudenstine, counsel for amicus curiae, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
the evolving standards of decency, the Court never abandoned the
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Nonetheless, for decades legislative opinion expressed through statutes remained at the heart of the evolving standards of decency determination.
For decades, the Supreme Court has affirmed that the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, which governs a large swath of death penalty jurisprudence, "'draws its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.
59) Justice Powell concluded, "the indicators most likely to reflect the public's view--legislative bodies, state referenda, and the juries which have the actual responsibility--do not support the contention that evolving standards of decency require total abolition of capital punishment.
3) The Supreme Court addressed many such punishments through its evolving standards of decency test.
The Amendment must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.
It will show that in light of less risky alternatives, use of the three-drug protocol and the risk it poses are unnecessary, and then explain that despite this nation's widespread adoption of the protocol, and despite its survival since, its continued use does not comport with evolving standards of decency.
With public awareness of the details of executions, the court can more easily focus on examining whether lethal injection comports with evolving standards of decency instead of imposing its own views of the death penalty.
In 1958 Chief Justice Earl Warren stated that the Eighth Amendment "must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.