capital offense

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Related to capital offense: death penalty, Capital crime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: offense - a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
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Lacson wondered why the House of Representatives, which has been holding plenary debates on the revival of the death penalty, would take out plunder as a capital offense.
The graft court stressed that Revilla, who is currently detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, has been charged with the capital offense of plunder and was also denied bail after finding that the evidence of guilt is strong.
When Religious Debate Becomes a Capital Offense I find the religious aspect of living in Saudi Arabia very confusing.
In some Islamic countries, a Muslim who converts to another faith can face the death penalty, and Christians who proclaim their religion are often accused of blasphemy, which can also be a capital offense.
Aiding the enemy is a capital offense, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but the military is not seeking the death penalty.
At one point officials spoke of charging them with espionage, a capital offense, but now they are only charged with working in Iran without a proper visa.
Selling land to Israel or Israelis is a capital offense, a Palestinian Authority court in the Jerusalem area has ruled.
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In the context of Foucault's concept of 'analytic responsibility' in analyzing the relationship between government power and personal forms of conduct, he traces the history of the governing of air pollution in Britain since the medieval period when illegal coal-burning was a capital offense to contemporary national and transnational initiatives toward more integrated ways of understanding and governing the atmosphere.
While this is hardly a capital offense, it is an offensive example of how brazenly the law is ignored - even by the wife of the man who signed it into law.
Majak Geng Majak and Martin Samuel committed capital offense and the killing of civilians in Tambura County, so their case is due for final judgment on the 1st week of July 2009.
This was key, Kennedy said, because it showed that the states were free after 1977 to make child rape a capital offense -- yet only a few did so.