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stoning (plural stonings)
- Lapidation: punishment by throwing stones, usually resulting in death
2009, January 14, “Nazila Fathi”[New York Times], Iran Says U.S. Helped Finance Overthrow Plot:
- The stonings came as something of a surprise, in that Iranian officials had said they had suspended that method of execution.
lapidation — see lapidation