HyperDic: capital_punishment

English > 1 sense of the expression capital punishment:
NOUNactcapital punishment, execution, executing, death penaltyputting a condemned person to death
English > capital punishment: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningputting a condemned person to death.
Synonymsexecution, executing, death penalty
Narrowerburning, burning at the stakeexecution by fire
crucifixionThe act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world
decapitation, beheadingexecution by cutting off the victim's head
electrocution, burningexecution by electricity
hangingA form of capital punishment
Broadercorporal punishmentThe infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
Spanishcastigo capital, ejecución, pena capital, pena de muerte
Catalanpena capital, pena de mort

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