Definition of death penalty in English:

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death penalty

Pronunciation: /ˈdeTH ˌpenəltē/


The punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime.
Example sentences
  • We would need to amend regulations to replace the death penalty with other penalties.
  • Now the five are on trial for terrorism and subversion, charges that carry the death penalty.
  • Unlawful attempts to unseat him amount to treason and carry the death penalty.
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