Something that destroys hope or expectation; a deathblow.
Anything that makes inevitable the destruction or end of a person or thing.
Webster's New World
A warrant signed by an appropriate official, such as the governor of a state, directing that a sentence of execution be carried out.
Webster's New World Law
A warrant that authorizes capital punishment.
Other Word Forms of Death-warrant
Death-warrant Sentence Examples
Israel, on the other hand, had signed its death-warrant by the institution of calf-cult, a cult which, however, was scarcely recognized as contrary to the worship of Yahweh before the denunciations of Hosea.
He signed the death warrant.
His brother, Colonel Robert Lilburne, was among those who signed the death-warrant of Charles I.
In 1661, the judges who had signed the death warrant of Charles I of England were pursued by Charles II.
In October 1984 Sinclair Research unwittingly signed its own death warrant.