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
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No Female shall walk in any public place without continually keeping up her Peace-cry, under penalty of death.
In some of the States there is an additional Law forbidding Females, under penalty of death, from walking or standing in any public place without moving their backs constantly from right to left so as to indicate their presence to those behind them; others oblige a Woman, when travelling, to be followed by one of her sons, or servants, or by her husband; others confine Women altogether to their houses except during the religious festivals.
And in the biggest canoe house, the club house of the stags, where no Mary might come under penalty of death by torture, the captives were stored.
Usanga promised that the girl would be in evidence upon their return, and took immediate steps to impress upon his warriors that under penalty of death they must not harm her.
The penalty of death, I greatly fear; they have gone too far for him to pardon them, and there is nothing left to them but one thing, and that is to kill him.
In case of any attempt to escape, the penalty of death is to be applied.
It is a state secret," replied D'Artagnan, bluntly; "and as you know that, according to the king's orders, it is under the penalty of death any one should penetrate it, I will, if you like, allow you to read it, and have you shot immediately afterwards.
In the days of good King Harry the Second of England--he of the warring sons--there were certain forests in the north country set aside for the King's hunting, and no man might shoot deer therein under penalty of death.
Never had Norman of Torn laid violent hand upon a woman, and his cutthroat band were under oath to respect and protect the sex, on penalty of death.
It has always targetted those at the lowest level of the drug chain, dealing on them the capital penalty of death without trial and on mere suspicion.
Chairman, Standing Committee on Law and Justice Senator Javed Abbassi presented the report on the matter as to whether an amendment of penalty of death by hanging publicly is required or not in view of rule 354 of the Prisons Rules, 1978.
Islamabad -- Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice has discussed the matter that whether an amendment would be required in Penal Code for provision of penalty of death by hanging publicly or not.