capital offense

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
<![CDATA[ Commentary: It Is Not A Capital Offense For Israel To Disagree With An American Administration Regarding Policy<br/><br/>]]>
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.
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.
Medellin was convicted of murder in the course of a sexual assault on two teenaged girls, a capital offense in Texas, and sentenced to death in October 1994.
Cornyn)--would add, to the existing federal capital offense of committing a crime of violence in aid of a racketeering (RICO) offense, an explicit venue provision.
Those held in connection with the kidnapping face trial before the central criminal court in Iraq, where kidnapping is a capital offense. "In our view," the CPT members continued, "the catastrophic levels of violence and the lack of effective protection of human rights in Iraq is inextricably linked to the U.S.-led invasion and occupation....
Converts who had reverted to Judaism were now heretics in the eyes of the church--potentially a capital offense. Most Jews fled to Dutch colonies.
Then in August the whiff of scandal put a stink on the very sport whose name is synonymous with "fair play." For the first time since the Raj introduced tea and crumpets to the region, Pakistan's cricket team forfeited a test match against Great Britain after the refs ruled that the Pakistani players had tampered with the ball, a capital offense among the ultra-civilized, white-shirted players who break for high tea.
The modern Western mind, secular or religious, has trouble getting itself around the idea of blasphemy as a capital offense. Die for cartoonery?
Rahman was taken into custody and charged with a capital offense under Islamic law that bars citizens from converting to other faiths.