Definition of 'execution'

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Selected for his urgency but execution was unusually poor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Campaigners say the execution process is designed to avoid scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many elements of it are likely to be missed due to legacy issues and poor execution. The Sun (2013)It was my execution that was poor. The Sun (2008)There had been two public executions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many of them had already died, because they were killed execution style. The Sun (2015)We are now witnessing the ritual Westminster process of execution. The Sun (2006)We should have scored more tries, wasted by poor execution. The Sun (2009)We gave up 23 turnovers and our execution was poor. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most agree the idea was a good one, but the execution was poor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a poor execution but that's life. The Sun (2013)I was expecting a public execution after a whole year. The Sun (2012)The sentence has been passed, and in those days there was no long delay between sentence and execution. Christianity Today (2000) Public executions became the norm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was sentenced to execution by firing squad, but given life imprisonment because he had already served 12 years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some due diligence at the right end of the season would have saved them this tortuous, possibly terminal, process of execution. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

Synonyms of 'execution'

killing, hanging, the death penalty, the rope
validation, signing, delivery, sealing

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Translations for 'execution'

British English: execution /ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən/ NOUN
Execution is the act or process of killing someone as a punishment.
...execution by hanging.
  • American English: execution
  • Arabic: إِعْدام
  • Brazilian Portuguese: execução
  • Chinese: 处死刑
  • Croatian: pogubljenje
  • Czech: poprava
  • Danish: henrettelse
  • Dutch: executie
  • European Spanish: ejecución
  • Finnish: teloitus
  • French: exécution
  • German: Hinrichtung
  • Greek: εκτέλεση
  • Italian: esecuzione
  • Japanese: 処刑
  • Korean: 실행
  • Norwegian: henrettelse
  • Polish: wykonanie
  • European Portuguese: execução
  • Romanian: execuție
  • Russian: казнь
  • Latin American Spanish: ejecución
  • Swedish: avrättning
  • Thai: การประหารชีวิต
  • Turkish: idam
  • Ukrainian: страта
  • Vietnamese: sự thi hành


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