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death row

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n.
The part of a prison for housing inmates who have received the death penalty. Also called death house.

death row

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death house

n
(Social Welfare) US the part of a prison where those sentenced to death are confined

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n.
prison cells for inmates awaiting execution.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.death row - the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
cellblock, ward - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
Translations

death row

n (Am) to be on death rowessere nel braccio della morte
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At the same time, the rate of executions has slowed to a trickle as death row inmates languish on average for more than a decade before their sentence is carried out.
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Philippine Embassy officials expressed optimism on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Daud would grant clemency for some Filipinos on death row in Saudi Arabia.
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QUETTA -- The death warrants of five death row prisoners in Central Prison Machh have been issued, here on Monday after the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain has rejected their appeals for mercy.
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