death warrant

noun
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of death warrant

1 : a warrant for the execution of a death sentence
2 : deathblow

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First Known Use of death warrant

1692


DEATH WARRANT Defined for English Language Learners

death warrant

Definition of death warrant for English Language Learners

  • : an official document ordering a person to be killed as a punishment


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death warrant

legal Definition of death warrant

see warrant

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