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executioner

noun ex·e·cu·tion·er \-sh(ə-)nər\

: a person who performs executions : a person who executes people who have been sentenced to death

Full Definition of EXECUTIONER

:  one who executes; especially :  one who puts to death

First Known Use of EXECUTIONER

1536

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