Definition of death penalty in English:

death penalty

Syllabification: death pen·al·ty


  • The punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime.
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    • 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.

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