public executioner


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Noun1.public executioner - an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrantpublic executioner - an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
electrocutioner - an executioner who uses electricity to kill the condemned person
hangman - an executioner who hangs the condemned person
headman, headsman - an executioner who beheads the condemned person
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
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"Very well," said the Magistrate, putting on the black cap and a solemn look; "as the accused makes no defence, and is undoubtedly guilty, I sentence her to be eaten by the public executioner; and as that position happens to be vacant, I appoint you to it, without bonds."
I do not think that I am naturally a cruel woman, but I would hand such men over to the public executioner with joy."
A supplementary clause was tacked to the sentence, to the effect that "the aforesaid Cornelius van Baerle should be led from the prison of the Buytenhof to the scaffold in the yard of the same name, where the public executioner would cut off his head."
have your head struck off by the public executioner at three
At school ,when asked what he wanted to be when he was older, he said: "I want to be a public executioner like my dad is, because it needs a steady man with good hands like my dad and my Uncle Tom and I shall be the same."
In school when asked to write about what job he would like when he was older, Pierrepoint would say "I want to be a public executioner like my dad is, because it needs a steady man with good hands like my dad and my Uncle Tom and I shall be the same."
When asked at school to write about what job he would like to do, Albert Pierrepoint said: "When I leave school I should like to be public executioner like my dad is, because it needs a steady man with good hands like my dad and my Uncle Tom and I shall be the same."
A STALKER who described himself as a "public executioner" in terrifying messages to Keira Knightley has been told he must remain in a psychiatric hospital indefinitely.
Bloodlust So even the public executioner in this non-drinking country is unlikely to raise many eyebrows when asked at mocktail parties what he does for a living.
The film is an adaptation of Arnold Zweig's novel of the same name, set in 1934, and depicts the story of a local butcher, Albert Teetjen, who accepts money from the Nazis to serve as a public executioner, and the moral issues which eventually haunt him, driving him to a ruinous end.
Beth Fitzgerald and writer and co-star Ross Gurney-Randall appear in the provocative play about Ruth Ellis and public executioner Albert Pierrepoint in the last hours leading up to her hanging.
Albert was not the sole public executioner; there were several more often operating in different parts of the UK on the same day.

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