noncapital

adjective
non·​cap·​i·​tal | \ ˌnän-ˈka-pə-tᵊl How to pronounce noncapital (audio) , -ˈkap-tᵊl \

Definition of noncapital

: not capital noncapital profits especially : not punishable by death or involving punishment by death noncapital offenses a noncapital sentence

Examples of noncapital in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As in noncapital cases, four votes are needed to hear the merits of a legal issue. Joan Biskupic, CNN, 17 Oct. 2021 In the case of a tie for low bids for noncapital projects, the contract will go to local businesses. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com, 12 Aug. 2021 The legacy of split juries in Louisiana dates to 1898, when state lawmakers affirmed during a constitutional convention to allow verdicts in noncapital felonies in which only nine out of 12 jurors agree. NBC News, 9 May 2021 State law used to differentiate capital and noncapital crimes based on the race of the perpetrator and the race of the victim. Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2021 The new State Constitution replaced a unanimity requirement with one that said the votes of nine jurors out of 12 were enough to convict defendants of noncapital felonies. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 5 Aug. 2019 Despite his death sentences being upheld, the Ohio Supreme Court sent Beasley's case back to Summit County, ruling the judge did not take the proper steps when sentencing Beasley for his noncapital convictions. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, 9 Feb. 2018 The new State Constitution replaced a unanimity requirement with one that said the votes of nine jurors out of 12 were enough to convict defendants of noncapital felonies. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 5 Aug. 2019 White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. Katie Zezima And Josh Dawsey, chicagotribune.com, 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of noncapital

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncapital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncapital. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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noncapital

adjective
non·​cap·​i·​tal | \ ˌnän-ˈka-pət-ᵊl \

Legal Definition of noncapital

: not involving the death penalty

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