An official who carries out a sentence of death on a legally condemned person.
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- It had been difficult to find an executioner to carry out the sentence.
- It will also tell the story of Henry's brother Thomas, who was the longest serving of the Pierrepoint executioners and carried out around 300 hangings in 40 years.
- He has repeatedly appealed to his supporters and voters not to offer any resistance and to continue to trust the state, its executioners and its prison wardens.