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Definition 1: putting a condemned person to death - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for capital punishment in the sense of this definition

(capital punishment is a kind of ...) the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

(... is a kind of capital punishment ) execution by fire

(... is a kind of capital punishment ) a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead

"in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"

(... is a kind of capital punishment ) execution by electricity

(... is a kind of capital punishment ) execution by cutting off the victim's head

(... is a kind of capital punishment ) 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

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