burning at the stake

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Related to Execution by burning: burning at the stake, being burned at the stake
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Noun1.burning at the stake - execution by fire
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
auto-da-fe - the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)
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Jordanas King Abdullah decided to take part personally in air strikes conducted Thursday against Islamic State targets a in revenge for the execution by burning Kassasbeh.
With a small band of helpers he first must probe the strange happenings at the Abbey of Lucetili and rescue the young abbess, Isolde, from execution by burning.
Lord Hamilton declared: "The circumstances are redolent of the medieval horrors of execution by burning. It is difficult to envisage more cruel or sadistic treatment of another human being."