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lapidate

[lap-i-deyt] /ˈlæp ɪˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), lapidated, lapidating.
1.
to pelt with stones.
2.
to stone to death.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin lapidātus past participle of lapidāre to stone. See lapidary, -ate1
Related forms
lapidation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lapidation

lapidate

/ˈlæpɪˌdeɪt/
verb (transitive) (literary)
1.
to pelt with stones
2.
to kill by stoning
Derived Forms
lapidation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lapidāre, from lapis stone
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Word Origin and History for lapidation
n.

"stoning to death," 1610s, from Latin lapidationem (nominative lapidatio), noun of action from past participle stem of lapidare "to throw stones at," from the stem of lapis "stone."

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