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death penalty

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  • But they had no power under the Roman government to inflict the death penalty.

    Training the Teacher A. F. Schauffler
  • By a decree of the 5th of September the death penalty itself was imposed.

    The Paper Moneys of Europe Francis W. Hirst
  • The death penalty fell into speedy disuse, if, indeed, it was ever inflicted at all.

  • But I, for one, would hate to see him given the death penalty.

    The Long Voyage Carl Richard Jacobi
  • We have no fear that the death penalty will be misused hereafter because men have been hung for petty larceny heretofore.

    The Galaxy Various
British Dictionary definitions for death penalty

death penalty

noun
1.
the death penalty, capital punishment
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