Capital-punishment definition

The penalty of death for the commission of a crime.
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The definition of capital punishment is the sentence of death for a crime.

An example of capital punishment is death by the electric chair.

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The penalty of death for a crime.
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The practice or legal sanction of allowing the imposition of the penalty of death for people convicted of committing certain crimes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
capital-punishment
Plural:
capital-punishments

Origin of capital-punishment