Non-execution

execution

[ek-si-kyoo-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of executing.
2.
the state or fact of being executed.
3.
the infliction of capital punishment or, formerly, of any legal punishment.
4.
the process of performing a judgment or sentence of a court: The judge stayed execution of the sentence pending appeal.
5.
a mode or style of performance; technical skill, as in music: The pianist's execution of the sonata was consummate.
6.
effective, usually destructive action, or the result attained by it (usually preceded by do ): The grenades did rapid execution.
7.
Law. a judicial writ directing the enforcement of a judgment.
8.
Computers. the act of running, or the results of having run, a program or routine, or the performance of an instruction.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English execucioun < Latin execūtiōn- (stem of execūtiō). See executive, -ion

executional, adjective
nonexecution, noun
preexecution, noun
reexecution, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To non-execution
Collins
World English Dictionary
execution (ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of executing
2.  the carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
3.  the style or manner in which something is accomplished or performed; technique: as a pianist his execution is poor
4.  a.  the enforcement of the judgment of a court of law
 b.  the writ ordering such enforcement

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

execution
mid-14c., from O.Fr. execution, from L. executionem, agent noun from exequi/exsequi "to follow out," from ex- "out" + sequi "follow" (see sequel). Sense of "act of putting to death" is from M.E. legal phrases such as don execution of deth "carry out a sentence of death."
Literal meaning "action of carrying something into effect" is from late 14c. John McKay, coach of the woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers (U.S. football team), when asked by a reporter what he thought of his team's execution, replied, "I think it would be a good idea." Executor and executioner were formerly used indifferently, since both are carrying out legal orders.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature