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- To kill as punishment for capital crimes; to execute.
- 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, in The Guardian:
- One of Clemons's three co-defendants has already been executed, and Clemons himself came within 12 days of being put to death in 2009.
to kill as punishment — see execute