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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
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Biazon said regressing into the era of death penalties won't necessary result to the eradication of heinous crimes, which the punishment is supposed to deter as per its proponents.
I told him how the Catholic district attorney in New Orleans had said that today in the United States the death penalty was all too rare, and because we couldn't get enough death penalties, it was always an "absolute necessity.
The Columbia University study found that 37 percent of overturned death penalties occurred because defendants did not receive proper defense counsel.