capital punishment

noun

Definition of capital punishment

: punishment by death : the practice of killing people as punishment for serious crimes an opponent of capital punishment

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“Capital punishment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capital%20punishment. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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