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

Word by Word Definitions

capital play
  1. : of or conforming to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc.

  2. : being the seat of government

  3. : chief in importance or influence

  1. : a stock of accumulated goods especially at a specified time and in contrast to income received during a specified period

  2. : accumulated goods devoted to the production of other goods

  3. : accumulated possessions calculated to bring in income

  1. : the uppermost member of a column or pilaster crowning the shaft and taking the weight of the entablature — see column illustration

punishment play
  1. : the act of punishing

  2. : suffering, pain, or loss that serves as retribution

  3. : a penalty inflicted on an offender through judicial procedure


Law Dictionary

capital punishment

noun

legal Definition of capital punishment


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