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ex·e·cu·tion

 (ĕk′sĭ-kyo͞o′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of executing something.
b. The state of being executed.
2. The manner, style, or result of performance: The plan was sound; its execution, faulty.
3. The act or an instance of putting to death or being put to death as a lawful penalty.
4. Law
a. The carrying into effect of a court judgment.
b. A writ empowering an officer to enforce a judgment.
5. Archaic Effective, punitive, or destructive action.

execution

(ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən)
n
1. the act or process of executing
2. (Law) the carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
3. the style or manner in which something is accomplished or performed; technique: as a pianist his execution is poor.
4. (Law)
a. the enforcement of the judgment of a court of law
b. the writ ordering such enforcement

ex•e•cu•tion

(ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of executing.
2. the state or fact of being executed.
3. the infliction of capital punishment or, formerly, of any legal punishment.
4. the process of enforcing a court judgment.
5. a mode or style of performance; technical skill, as in music.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin]
ex`e•cu′tion•al, adj.

Execution

 of officials: company of officers—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.execution - putting a condemned person to deathexecution - 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
2.execution - the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
specific performance - the performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms
linguistic performance - (linguistics) a speaker's actual use of language in real situations; what the speaker actually says, including grammatical errors and other non-linguistic features such as hesitations and other disfluencies (contrasted with linguistic competence)
mechanics, mechanism - the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"
officiation - the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty
3.execution - (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
batch processing - the serial execution of computer programs
data processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
concurrent execution, multiprogramming - the execution of two or more computer programs by a single computer
4.execution - (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
subscription - the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document); "the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
5.execution - a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out
court order - a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
6.execution - the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
enforcement - the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
7.execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human beingexecution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
homicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
assassination - murder of a public figure by surprise attack
bloodshed, gore - the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"
contract killing - a murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer
parricide - the murder of your own father or mother
mariticide - the murder of a husband by his wife
fratricide - the murder of your sibling
uxoricide - the murder of a wife by her husband
filicide - the murder of your own son or daughter
liquidation, elimination - the murder of a competitor
carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter, butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people
lynching - putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
regicide - the act of killing a king
dry-gulching - the act of killing from ambush
hit - a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
infanticide - murdering an infant
shoot-down - murder by shooting someone down in cold blood
tyrannicide - killing a tyrant
thuggee - murder and robbery by thugs

execution

noun
1. killing, hanging, the death penalty, the rope, capital punishment, beheading, the electric chair, the guillotine, the noose, the scaffold, electrocution, decapitation, the firing squad, necktie party (informal) He was sentenced to execution by lethal injection.
3. performance, style, delivery, manner, technique, mode, presentation, rendition his masterly execution of a difficult piece
4. (Law) validation, signing, delivery, sealing legislation preventing the due execution of the contracts

execution

noun
1. The act of beginning and carrying through to completion:
2. One's artistic conception as shown by the way in which something such as a dramatic role or musical composition is rendered:
Translations
إِعْدامإعْدامتَنْفيذ الإعْدام
popravaprovedenívykonání
henrettelseudførelseeffektuering
teloitustoimeenpanosuoritustäytäntöönpano
pogubljenje
kivégzéskivitelezésmegvalósításvégrehajtás
aftakaframkvæmd
処刑
실행
poprava
usmrtitev
avrättning
การประหารชีวิต
sự thi hành

execution

[ˌeksɪˈkjuːʃən] N
1. (= putting to death) (gen) → ejecución f; (by firing squad) → fusilamiento m
2. (= carrying out) [of plan] → ejecución f; [of act, crime] → comisión f
in the execution of one's dutyen el cumplimiento de sus deberes

execution

[ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən] n
(= killing) [person] → exécution f
(= carrying out) [policy, plan, idea] → réalisation f; [action] → mise f à exécution

execution

n
(= carrying out, of plan, order, task etc) → Durchführung f, → Ausführung f; (of movement, dance)Ausführung f; (of duties)Erfüllung f, → Wahrnehmung f; to put something into executionetw ausführen; in the execution of his dutiesbei der Ausübung seines Amtes
(Mus) → Vortrag m; (= musician’s skill)Ausführung f; (Art) → Ausführung f
(as punishment) → Hinrichtung f, → Exekution f
(Jur, of will, judgement) → Vollstreckung f; (of contract)Ausfertigung f; (= signing)Unterschreiben nt

execution

[ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃn] n (see vb) → esecuzione f, attuazione f, realizzazione f
in the execution of one's duty → nell'adempimento del proprio dovere

execute

(ˈeksikjuːt) verb
1. to put to death by order of the law. After the war many traitors were executed.
2. to carry out (instructions etc).
3. to perform (a movement etc usually requiring skill).
ˌexeˈcution (-ʃən) noun
1. (an act of) killing by law. The judge ordered the execution of the murderer.
2. the act of executing (orders or skilled movements etc).
ˌexeˈcutioner noun
a person whose duty is to put to death condemned persons.
executive (igˈzekjutiv) adjective
1. (in a business organization etc) concerned with management. executive skills.
2. concerned with the carrying out of laws etc. executive powers.
noun
1. the branch of the government that puts the laws into effect.
2. a person or body of people in an organization etc that has power to direct or manage. He is an executive in an insurance company.
executor (igˈzekjutə) noun
a person appointed to see to the carrying out of what is stated in a will. His two brothers are the executors of his will.

execution

إِعْدام poprava henrettelse Hinrichtung εκτέλεση ejecución teloitus exécution pogubljenje esecuzione 処刑 실행 executie henrettelse wykonanie execução казнь avrättning การประหารชีวิต idam sự thi hành 处死刑
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Laurie spoke excitedly, and looked ready to carry his threat into execution on the slightest provocation, for he was growing up very fast and, in spite of his indolent ways, had a young man's hatred of subjection, a young man's restless longing to try the world for himself.
You will diminish them, indeed," returned the arch girl; "for never did I hear a more unworthy conjunction of execution and language than that to which I have been listening; and I was far gone in a learned inquiry into the causes of such an unfitness between sound and sense, when you broke the charm of my musings by that bass of yours, Duncan
Amid the disorder of such various ruin, it is not strange that a man of inconsiderable note, like Maule, should have trodden the martyr's path to the hill of execution almost unremarked in the throng of his fellow sufferers.
It could have betokened nothing short of the anticipated execution of some rioted culprit, on whom the sentence of a legal tribunal had but confirmed the verdict of public sentiment.
All things being arranged, they only waited a fitting opportunity to put their plan in execution.
But this is a mistake -- the execution is to- morrow.
This is law is rigid; it is only the execution of it that
Frank Churchill talked a great deal about your taste, and that he valued taste much more than execution.
When Marianne was recovered, the schemes of amusement at home and abroad, which Sir John had been previously forming, were put into execution.
Rochester is; and I heard him say her execution was remarkably good.
I heard of your marriage, Cathy, not long since; and, while waiting in the yard below, I meditated this plan - just to have one glimpse of your face, a stare of surprise, perhaps, and pretended pleasure; afterwards settle my score with Hindley; and then prevent the law by doing execution on myself.
Andrew felt, what I felt, that if these imputations were not withdrawn before his generous intentions toward his brother took effect, the mere fact of their execution would amount to a practical acknowledgment of the justice of Michael's charge against him.