The punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime.
More example sentences
- We would need to amend regulations to replace the death penalty with other penalties.
- Now the five are on trial for terrorism and subversion, charges that carry the death penalty.
- Unlawful attempts to unseat him amount to treason and carry the death penalty.
More definitions of death penaltyDefinition of death penalty in:
- The British & World English dictionary