Capital punishment

  • 1 capital punishment — punishment by death for a crime; death penalty. [1575 85] * * * or death penalty Execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense. Capital punishment for murder, treason, arson, and rape was… …

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  • 2 capital punishment — n: death penalty Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. capital punishment …

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  • 3 Capital Punishment — • The infliction by due legal process of the penalty of death as a punishment for crime. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …

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  • 4 Capital punishment — Death penalty and Death sentence redirect here. For other uses, see Death penalty (disambiguation) and Death sentence (disambiguation). Execution and Execute redirect here. For other uses, see Execution (disambiguation) and Execute… …

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  • 5 capital punishment — noun putting a condemned person to death (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑execution, ↑executing, ↑death penalty • Derivationally related forms: ↑execute (for: ↑executing), ↑ …

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  • 6 capital punishment — noun punishment by death …

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  • 7 Capital Punishment (Death Penalty) —     Capital Punishment     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Capital Punishment     The infliction by due legal process of the penalty of death as a punishment for crime.     The Latins use the word capitalis (from caput, head) to describe that which… …

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  • 8 Capital punishment in New Zealand — first appeared in a codified form when New Zealand became a British territory in 1840, and was first employed in in 1842. It was last used in 1957, abolished for murder in 1961, and abolished altogether, including for treason, in 1989. During… …

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  • 9 Capital punishment in New Hampshire — Capital punishment in the U.S. state of New Hampshire is a legal form of punishment for the crime of capital murder. Capital murder is the only crime for which the death penalty can be imposed in the state. Since 1734, twenty four people have… …

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  • 10 Capital punishment in Maryland — Capital punishment is a legal form of judicial punishment in the U.S. state of Maryland. It has been in use in the state since June 20, 1638, when two men were hanged for piracy in St. Mary s County. A total of 309 people were executed by a… …

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  • 11 Capital punishment in Oregon — Capital punishment is legal in the U.S. state of Oregon. The first execution under the territorial government was in 1851. Capital punishment was made explicitly legal by statute in 1864, and executions have been carried out exclusively at the… …

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  • 12 Capital punishment in the People's Republic of China — Capital punishment in China redirects here. For the situation in Taiwan, see Capital punishment in the Republic of China. Part of a series on Capital punishment …

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  • 13 Capital punishment in Australia — Capital punishment was last used in Australia in 1967, when Ronald Ryan was hanged in Victoria, he was the last of 114 people executed in the 20th century and previous to his execution Queensland and New South Wales had already abolished the… …

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  • 14 Capital punishment in Denmark — ( da. Dødsstraf) has been entirely abolished in Danish law. The last remaining possibility for capital punishment was eliminated from Danish law, effective January 1, 1994.For the most part, Denmark followed the style of other European nations,… …

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  • 15 Capital punishment in Sweden — ( sv. Dödsstraff) was practiced up until 1910. It is now forbidden by the Swedish Constitution which clearly states: There shall be no capital punishment . Dates for abolishment of the death penalty * Capital punishment was abolished for all… …

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  • 16 Capital punishment in California — Capital punishment is a legal form of punishment in the U.S. state of California. The first recorded execution in the area that is now California was on April 11, 1778 when four Native Americans were shot in San Diego County for conspiracy to… …

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  • 17 Capital punishment in Romania — was abolished in 1989, and has been prohibited by the Constitution of Romania since 1991. Contents 1 Antecedents 2 Kingdom of Romania 3 Communist Romania 4 Romania …

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  • 18 Capital punishment in Nebraska — Capital punishment has been judicially invalidated in the U.S. state of Nebraska. A total of 37 individuals have been executed in Nebraska including 3 since 1976. A total of 10 people are under a sentence of death in the state as of June 2008.… …

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  • 19 Capital punishment in Vatican City — was legal between 1929 and 1969, reserved for attempted assassination of the pope, although Vatican City has never carried out an execution. The Holy See, however, carried out a number of executions during the existence of the Papal… …

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  • 20 Capital punishment in Sri Lanka — Capital punishment is legal in Sri Lanka. However, since June 23, 1976, there have been no executions, although death sentences were handed down continuously by the High and Supreme Courts for murder and drug trafficking convictions. These were… …

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