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beheading

verb
present participle of behead

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to cut off the head of
  • Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded for plotting against Queen Elizabeth

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“Beheading.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beheading. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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