decollation

decollate

1 [dih-kol-eyt]
verb (used with object), decollated, decollating.
to behead; decapitate.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin dēcollātus (past participle of dēcollāre to behead, equivalent to dē- de- + coll(āre) (see collar) + -ātus -ate1

decollation [dee-kuh-ley-shuhn] , noun
decollator, noun
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decollate (dɪˈkɒleɪt, ˈdɛkəˌleɪt, ˌdiːkəˈleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to separate (continuous stationery, etc) into individual forms
2.  an archaic word for decapitate
 
[C16: from Latin dēcollāre to behead, from de- + collum neck]
 
decol'lation
 
n
 
'decollator
 
n

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