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guillotine

verb

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to cut off the head of
  • French Revolutionary forces captured and guillotined countless aristocrats in the chaotic period following the downfall of the monarchy

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The first known use of guillotine was in 1790

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“Guillotine.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/guillotine. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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