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death penalty

n.
1. A sentence or punishment of death by execution.
2. The practice or legal sanction of allowing the imposition of punishment of death for people convicted of certain crimes.

death penalty

n
(Law) the death penalty capital punishment

death′ pen`alty


n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.death penalty - putting a condemned person to deathdeath penalty - 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
kuolemantuomio
peine de mort
死刑
smrtna kazen

death penalty

npena di morte
References in classic literature ?
And now, Fellow Citizens and Creatures of the Jury, I assert that so awful a crime deserves death, and in the case of the ferocious criminal before you--who is now washing her face--the death penalty should be inflicted nine times.
We arrived at nothing very definite in the matter of Snider's punishment, since Taylor was for shooting him, Delcarte insisting that he should be hanged, while I, although fully conscious of the gravity of his offense, could not bring myself to give the death penalty.
He even knew that an accomplice might suffer the death penalty with the principal.
made which prescribed the death penalty for "Kyllynge, wowndynge, or
In the first there is a vivid picture of the terrible evils which England was suffering through war, lawlessness, the wholesale and foolish application of the death penalty, the misery of the peasants, the absorption of the land by the rich, and the other distressing corruptions in Church and State.
The unfortunate Gluck received life imprisonment in San Quentin, while the newspapers and the public held that it was a miscarriage of justice--that the death penalty should have been visited upon him.
The bill, which passed with a 26-22 vote, signaled one of the strongest intents towards abolishing the death penalty as a potential punishment for aggravated first-degree murder, the News Tribune reported.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon raised this question on Wednesday, still responding to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's criticisms that the Senate was slow, citing as example the upper chamber's failure to immediately act on the death penalty bill.
Pimentel said the hearings would now be led by Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao who has filed several bills and supported the restoration of the death penalty especially on rape, kidnapping and other heinous crimes.
Americans' support for the death penalty has dipped to a level not seen in 45 years.
In a statement issued by the EU office in Islamabad on Monday, the two high-ups said, 'The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity.