Punishment or penalty of death

  • 1 death penalty — n: death as punishment for a crime – called also capital punishment; see also cruel and unusual punishment; gregg v. georgia in the important cases section ◇ The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the death penalty is not inherently violative of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 death — n: a permanent cessation of all vital bodily functions: the end of life see also brain death, civil death ◇ Death is usu. defined by statute and for purposes of criminal homicide has been held to include brain death. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary… …

    Law dictionary

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

    Catholic encyclopedia

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

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 5 Death Penalty Information Center — The Death Penalty Information Center (abbreviated DPIC) is a non profit organization that focuses on disseminating studies and reports related to the death penalty by itself and others to the news media and general public. The Center was founded… …

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  • 6 Death-qualified jury — A death qualified jury is a jury in a criminal law case in the United States in which the death penalty is a prospective sentence. Such a jury will be composed of jurors who: Are not categorically opposed to the imposition of capital punishment;… …

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  • 7 Death row phenomenon — Part of a series on Capital punishment Issues Debate · …

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  • 8 punishment — Any fine, penalty, or confinement inflicted upon a person by the authority of the law and the judgment and sentence of a court, for some crime or offense committed by him, or for his omission of a duty enjoined by law. A deprivation of property… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9 penalty — noun 1 punishment ADJECTIVE ▪ harsh, heavy, hefty, severe, stiff, strict, substantial, tough ▪ draconian …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 penalty — / penlti/ noun plural penalties (C) 1 a punishment for breaking a law, rule, or legal agreement: No littering. Penalty $500. (+ for): The penalty for murder was death. | impose a penalty (=force someone to accept a penalty): the highest penalty… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 penalty — pen‧al‧ty [ˈpenlti] noun penalties PLURALFORM [countable] 1. a punishment for breaking a law or rule: penalty for • There will be increased penalties for dumping oil at sea. • The offence carries a maximum …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 Death by Hanging — (Kōshikei) Directed by Nagisa Ōshima Produced by Nakajima Masayuki Takuji Yamaguchi …

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  • 13 death penalty — death .penalty n [singular] the legal punishment of death →↑capital punishment ▪ Three Britons are facing the death penalty for spying …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Penalty — Pe nal*ty, n.; pl. {Penalties}. [F. p[ e]nalit[ e]. See {Penal}.] 1. Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Death penalty (disambiguation) — Death penalty may refer to: Capital punishment, the act of putting a person to death In sports Death penalty (NCAA), the nickname for the National Collegiate Athletic Association policy which forbids a school from fielding a certain team for a… …

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  • 16 death penalty, the — death ,penalty, the noun * legal punishment by death, usually for a serious crime such as murder. Killing people officially is called capital punishment …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 death penalty — n. a sentence of death by execution: used with the * * * ➡ capital punishment * * * …

    Universalium

  • 18 death row — n: a prison area housing inmates sentenced to death death row adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. death row …

    Law dictionary

  • 19 death penalty — ► NOUN ▪ punishment by execution …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 death penalty — punishment of death for a criminal offense …

    English contemporary dictionary