Definition of death warrant in English:

death warrant

Line breaks: death war|rant

noun

  • An official order for the execution of a condemned person: he signed the king’s death warrant in 1649 figurative he signed his own death warrant by being seen as a peacemaker
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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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