capital punishment

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Etymology[edit]

capital + punishment, originally by beheading or decapitating

Noun[edit]

capital punishment (countable and uncountable, plural capital punishments)

  1. The practice of putting a person to death as a punishment for a crime.
    Synonym: death penalty

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