Definition of noncapital in English:


Syllabification: non·cap·i·tal
Pronunciation: /nänˈkapitl


  • (Of an offense) not punishable by death.
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    • In early 1995, the offence of which the author was convicted was classified as non-capital murder, and his death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment on 16 March 1995.
    • Last week, it was announced that he and five of the policemen involved will be charged for non-capital murder tomorrow.
    • This morning I heard on the news that Adams and five other officers will be charged with non-capital murder.

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