Punishment, Capital
Punishment, Capital
The infliction by due legal process of the penalty of death as a punishment for crime.

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  • capital punishment — n: death penalty Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. capital punishment …   Law dictionary

  • capital — cap·i·tal 1 adj [Latin capitalis, from caput head, a person s life (as forfeit)] 1 a: punishable by death capital murder b: involving execution a capital case 2 [Medieval Latin capitalis chief, principal, from Latin …   Law dictionary

  • Capital punishment — Death penalty and Death sentence redirect here. For other uses, see Death penalty (disambiguation) and Death sentence (disambiguation). Execution and Execute redirect here. For other uses, see Execution (disambiguation) and Execute… …   Wikipedia

  • capital punishment — noun putting a condemned person to death (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑execution, ↑executing, ↑death penalty • Derivationally related forms: ↑execute (for: ↑executing), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Punishment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Punishment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 punishment punishment punition Sgm: N 1 chastisement chastisement chastening Sgm: N 1 correction correction castigation GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 discipline discipline …   English dictionary for students

  • punishment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Applying a penalty for an offense Nouns 1. punishment; chastisement, chastening; correction, castigation; discipline, infliction, trial; judgment, penalty; retribution; thunderbolt, nemesis; requital,… …   English dictionary for students

  • capital — capital1 capitalness, n. /kap i tl/, n. 1. the city or town that is the official seat of government in a country, state, etc.: Tokyo is the capital of Japan. 2. a city regarded as being of special eminence in some field of activity: New York is… …   Universalium

  • punishment — pun|ish|ment W3 [ˈpʌnıʃmənt] n 1.) [U and C] something that is done in order to punish someone, or the act of punishing them →↑punitive ▪ The Court decides what punishment to impose . punishment for ▪ the punishment for treason punishment by ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • CAPITAL PUNISHMENT — CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, the standard penalty for crime in all ancient civilizations. In the Bible Many of the crimes for which any biblical punishment is prescribed carry the death penalty. The three methods of executing criminals found in the Bible… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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