noncapital

adjective
non·cap·i·tal | \ˌnän-ˈka-pə-tᵊl, -ˈkap-tᵊl\

Definition of noncapital 

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

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White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump officials study death penalty for drug dealers in opioid epidemic," 10 Mar. 2018 White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. Katie Zezima And Josh Dawsey, chicagotribune.com, "Trump officials study death penalty for drug dealers in opioid epidemic," 10 Mar. 2018 White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump officials study death penalty for drug dealers in opioid epidemic," 10 Mar. 2018 White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. Katie Zezima And Josh Dawsey, chicagotribune.com, "Trump officials study death penalty for drug dealers in opioid epidemic," 10 Mar. 2018 White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump officials study death penalty for drug dealers in opioid epidemic," 10 Mar. 2018 White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. Katie Zezima And Josh Dawsey, chicagotribune.com, "Trump officials study death penalty for drug dealers in opioid epidemic," 10 Mar. 2018 White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump officials study death penalty for drug dealers in opioid epidemic," 10 Mar. 2018 White House officials also are studying tougher noncapital penalties for large-scale dealers. Katie Zezima And Josh Dawsey, chicagotribune.com, "Trump officials study death penalty for drug dealers in opioid epidemic," 10 Mar. 2018

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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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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