- The definition of the death penalty is the decision by the judicial system that some should be put to death as a result of crimes or offenses committed.
An example of death penalty is when a criminal receives a lethal injection for committing three murders.
Lethal injections is a common means of administering the death penalty.
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- A sentence or punishment of death by execution.
- The practice or legal sanction of allowing the imposition of punishment of death for people convicted of certain crimes.