lapidation

noun lap·i·da·tion

Definition of lapidation

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the penalty of stoning to death adultery … would be punished by lapidation — Sir Richard Burton

  2. 2 :  an act of pelting with stones

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Origin and Etymology of lapidation

Latin lapidation-, lapidatio action of stoning, from lapidatus + -ion-, -io -ion


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