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
References in classic literature ?
Let a decree issue declaring ingenuity a capital offence.
In his lay capacity, he persisted in sitting down in the damp to such an insane extent, that when his coat was taken off to be dried at the kitchen fire, the circumstantial evidence on his trousers would have hanged him if it had been a capital offence.
Matiang'i hopes Parliament will not only amend the law but put pass stiffer penalties so drug peddling becomes a capital offence due to the serious destruction it has caused.
In the tale as told, the Mikado (or Emperor) has decreed that flirting is a capital offence throughout Japan.
The Islamic court convicted the defendants of "spreading corruption on earth", a capital offence, and ordered them to repay funds embezzled from, among others, state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on live television.
Media reports say he further asserted that the government's policy has been formulated as per Quranic injunctions, according to which capital offence deserves capital punishment.
At the start of these proceedings, the United States government had charged Bradley Manning with a capital offence and other charges carrying over 135 years of incarceration.
Fiddling expenses is judged a capital offence by a public furious with the political class.
CAPITAL OFFENCE HINDERS ALUN DESPITE the conference razzmatazz, there was some internal dispute within Welsh Labour last week, as some members refused to fall in line and back Alun Michael as the party's candidate for South Wales' first police commissioner.
In earlier days, Mervyn could have herded sheep over London Bridge, gone about the City with a drawn sword, and if convicted of a capital offence, been hung with a silken rope.
Meanwhile, the barrister is defending a man accused of sodomy-a capital offence at the time.
If he ever returns to his home country he faces the possibility of execution - not because of the killing but because being gay is a capital offence there.