judicial torture

Definitions of judicial torture
  1. noun
    torture that is sanctioned by the state and executed by duly accredited officials
    “the English renounced judicial torture in 1640”
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    type of:
    torture, torturing
    the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
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