Definitions of executing

n putting a condemned person to death

capital punishment, death penalty, execution
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burning, burning at the stake
execution by fire
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
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
the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)
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corporal punishment
the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

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