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death row

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Definition of death row in English:

noun

A prison block or section for those sentenced to death: a convicted killer on death row
More example sentences
  • I was positive I was on death row with a life sentence the equivalent of Alcatraz without parole.
  • There are currently 560 people on the state's death row at San Quentin prison, more than in any other state.
  • Smith, who is to be hanged, will probably leave death row after his sentence is commuted to life imprisonment.

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