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executing

Definitions of executing
  1. noun
    putting a condemned person to death
    synonyms: capital punishment, death penalty, execution
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    burning, burning at the stake
    execution by fire
    hanging
    a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    burning, electrocution
    execution by electricity
    beheading, decapitation
    execution by cutting off the victim's head
    crucifixion
    the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
    auto-da-fe
    the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)
    type of:
    corporal punishment
    the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
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