death warrant


Definition of death warrant

1 : a warrant for the execution of a death sentence

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Recent Examples on the Web His attorney found out on April 25, just two days before his death warrant was signed by a Cobb County judge. Shaddi Abusaid, ajc, 19 May 2022 The exhibition features books and manuscripts with royal provenance, including the Bible used at Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation and a 1572 death warrant signed by Elizabeth I. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Apr. 2022 Yet more embarrassing for the club than the 1-0 defeat to the La Liga new boys, who signed Ronald Koeman's death warrant with an identical win in the Spanish capital Madrid in the autumn, have been images of Pedri and Fati taking in the game. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 But the issuance of Moore's death warrant, initially planned to be carried out April 29, has renewed interest in how a state puts in motion its plans to shoot an inmate to death. Meg Kinnard, ajc, 23 Apr. 2022 Gonzalez's second term ends in 2024 and anyone who takes his place would have the ability to reinstate the death warrant. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 18 Apr. 2022 Senator Joe Manchin has already put his name on its death warrant . . . Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 1 Apr. 2022 The prison warden read aloud the death warrant, then asked whether there were any final words. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2021 With the death warrant expiring at midnight, the Supreme Court had six hours to decide Mr. Woods’s fate. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of death warrant

1692, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Death warrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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