Definition of execution
- his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution
- —William Shakespeare
- as soon as day came, we went out to see what execution we had done
- —Daniel Defoe
He is in prison awaiting execution.
The quarterback's execution of the play was perfect.
skillful execution of the dance steps
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: the act of killing someone especially as punishment for a crime
: the act of doing or performing something
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