Death-penalty meaning

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.

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A sentence or punishment of death by execution.
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The practice or legal sanction of allowing the imposition of punishment of death for people convicted of certain crimes.
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A sentence of death by execution.
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The court- ordered imposition of a sentence of execution as punishment for a crime. See also punishment (capital punishment).
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(law) A punishment in which the person who committed the offence is put to death by the state.
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