Definition of 'death penalty'
Example sentences containing 'death penalty'
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He faces the death penalty if convicted. The Sun (2017)For the first time in nearly half a century most Americans do not support the death penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This government abolished the death penalty, got rid of the secret police and granted an amnesty for political prisoners. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm no fan of the death penalty. The Sun (2016)In Colorado voters approved an assisted dying bill and in Nebraska voters opted to bring back the death penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a good father, a loyal friend and a committed lawyer who helped future generations to look back on the death penalty as a relic of history. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The death penalty is mandatory for murder and drug trafficking. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thailand retains the death penalty for murder and drug trafficking offences. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They faced the death penalty if convicted on the charges. Christianity Today (2000)He could be made subject to the death penalty. The Sun (2011)They face the death penalty if convicted. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The office added that all the accused could face the death penalty if convicted. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The four could face the death penalty if convicted. The Sun (2014)He will now face the death penalty after being charged with first degree murder. The Sun (2007)He faces the death penalty if convicted of first degree murder. The Sun (2006)He faced court in the city yesterday and could face the death penalty. The Sun (2015)Britain is unlikely to agree to extradite a man who would face the death penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He made his first appearance via video before a judge last night and may face the death penalty. The Sun (2015)Campaigners opposed to the death penalty also say that it is carried out in a manner designed to avoid public scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Surveys in China consistently find that most people support the death penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With due ceremony it was announced that the death penalty would be carried out within twenty-four hours. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)A charge of apostasy that could have carried the death penalty was dropped. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But on the central claim that the threat of the death penalty was necessary to keep discipline, the brass hats were proved wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Britain abolished the death penalty for murder in 1965 and phased it out for rarer crimes including piracy and high treason over the next 33 years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Translations for 'death penalty'
British English: death penalty NOUN
The death penalty is the punishment of death used in some countries for people who have committed very serious crimes.
If convicted for murder, both men could face the death penalty.
Definition of death penalty from the Collins English Dictionary
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