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capital punishment definition

Overview

Define the English word capital punishment below. Capital punishment is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

capital + punishment, originally by beheading or decapitating

Noun

capital punishment (countable and uncountable, plural capital punishments)

  1. The practice of putting a person to death as a punishment for a crime.

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