Definition of 'capital punishment'
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The charter reined in the forests and removed capital punishment or the loss of a limb for stealing the king's venison. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He was very gregarious and generous, and also a progressive politician who campaigned for the abolition of capital punishment and women's suffrage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Three quarters oppose capital punishment for the murder of police officers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There should be a referendum on capital punishment. The Sun (2009)He now backs capital punishment for the murder of police officers. The Sun (2008)The fact is capital punishment is immoral. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Such depravity is a compelling argument for capital punishment. The Sun (2009)But capital punishment remains popular around the world. The Sun (2015)He is one of the very few cases in this country that we should have capital punishment for. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All these issues show that capital punishment is slowly moving towards its own extinction as an unworkable anachronism. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are working at capital punishment. Middlemarch (1872)What are people's true opinions about corporal and capital punishment? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Recent polls have shown a majority in Massachusetts are against capital punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Previously, there had been signs that the country was softening its stance on capital punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It feels as if it's hard to escape the subject of capital punishment at the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His opposition to capital punishment emerged only when he chose to watch an execution in a Burma jail yard. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nobody asked about capital punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The real question of capital punishment in this country is, Do we deserve to kill? Christianity Today (2000)They wanted a new constitution and a new simplified legal system: no imprisonment for debt, capital punishment only for murder and treason. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)
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Translations for 'capital punishment'
British English: capital punishment /ˈkæpɪtl ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/ NOUN
Capital punishment is the legal killing of a person who has committed a serious crime.
Most democracies have outlawed capital punishment.
- American English: capital punishment
- Arabic: عُقُوبَةُ الإعْدَام
- Brazilian Portuguese: pena de morte
- Chinese: 死刑
- Croatian: smrtna kazna
- Czech: trest smrti
- Danish: dødsstraf
- Dutch: doodstraf
- European Spanish: pena capital
- Finnish: kuolemanrangaistus
- French: peine capitale
- German: Todesstrafe
- Greek: θανατική ποινή
- Italian: pena capitale
- Japanese: 死刑
- Korean: 사형
- Norwegian: dødsstraff
- Polish: kara śmierci
- European Portuguese: pena de morte
- Romanian: pedeapsă capitală
- Russian: смертная казнь
- Spanish: pena capital
- Swedish: dödsstraff
- Thai: การลงโทษประหารชีวิต
- Turkish: idam cezası
- Ukrainian: смертна кара
- Vietnamese: án tử hình
Definition of capital punishment from the Collins English Dictionary
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