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

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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, "A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court," 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, "Death sentence for Craigslist killer upheld by Ohio Supreme Court," 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, "A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court," 5 Aug. 2019 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 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, "Death sentence for Craigslist killer upheld by Ohio Supreme Court," 9 Feb. 2018 The state’s constitution required bail to be set for everyone charged with a noncapital crime as leverage for defendants to show up for court. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "Chris Christie claimed a reform was ‘good government.’ A grieving mother says it killed her son.," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of noncapital

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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