The legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime.
- The fact that the International Covenant sanctions capital punishment must be seen in this context.
- That cost is not difficult to justify where capital punishment is the penalty for first-degree murder.
- The punishment was capital punishment and all of this was done to teach them a lesson.
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Syllabification: cap·i·tal pun·ish·ment
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