public executioner


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Noun1.public executioner - an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrantpublic executioner - an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
electrocutioner - an executioner who uses electricity to kill the condemned person
hangman - an executioner who hangs the condemned person
headman, headsman - an executioner who beheads the condemned person
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
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I do not think that I am naturally a cruel woman, but I would hand such men over to the public executioner with joy.
 have your head struck off by the public executioner at three
Mr Butler doesn't just want to be police commissioner, he also wants to be judge, jury and public executioner.
Beth Fitzgerald and writer and co-star Ross Gurney-Randall appear in the provocative play about Ruth Ellis and public executioner Albert Pierrepoint in the last hours leading up to her hanging.
It was during 1952 that Albert Pierrepoint, public executioner, hanged Mahmood Mattan at Cardiff Prison and by ending his life inflicted a near lifetime of misery upon his remaining family.
In 1901 he wrote from Manchester applying to the Home Secretary for the job of public executioner.
Then there's Lady Betty, listed as Public Executioner.
He was the public executioner at the hangings of Ruth Ellis, James Hanratty and Derek Bentley.
He was Britain's last hangman, the public executioner at the hangings of Ruth Ellis, James Hanratty and Derek Bentley.
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