lapidation

lapidate

[lap-i-deyt]
verb (used with object), lapidated, lapidating.
1.
to pelt with stones.
2.
to stone to death.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin lapidātus past participle of lapidāre to stone. See lapidary, -ate1

lapidation, noun
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lapidate (ˈlæpɪˌdeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to pelt with stones
2.  to kill by stoning
 
[C17: from Latin lapidāre, from lapis stone]
 
lapi'dation
 
n

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