Definition of death warrant in English:

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death warrant


An official order for the execution of a condemned person: figurative in making his announcement he has signed his political death warrant
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  • In just over a year's time, his political death warrant will be signed by the American people.
  • To close the account is equivalent to signing a death warrant for the customer's business.
  • The executioner hugs her with one arm, like a dancing-master, to keep her upright, and adjusts the knot while an official reads the death warrant.

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Syllabification: death war·rant

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