executioner executioner  /ˌɛk sə ˈkju ʃə nər/


  • (n) an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant


  1. Not merry, the life of an executioner is often profitable.
  2. A merciless executioner during the revolution's early days, he later enforced cruel purges and crackdowns.
  3. Frequently both victims and executioner were drunk, and occasionally the job was botched, with the condemned man being hanged two or even three times.


  • Whitey Bulger lawyers seek to delay trial

    Gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's defense team is seeking to postpone Wednesday's scheduled opening statements until the court gets to the bottom of whether convicted hitman and government star witness John "The Executioner" Martorano has lapsed back into a life of crime. "Evidence that John Martorano is being protected by law enforcement in exchange for his testimony is critical to the defense ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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  1. "The way this is set up, the governor has free rein to be the judge, jury and executioner," Thomas said outside court.
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: James S. Thomas Source: MLive.com

  2. "There seems to be a new spirit in law enforcement that they can become the judge, jury and executioner of the law on the scene," Sharpton said.
    on Dec 3, 2006 By: Al Sharpton Source: FOX News

  3. "I feel in an executioner mood," Hopkins said referring to his nickname. "I am going to punish him and punish him slowly."
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: Bernard Hopkins Source: Sportinglife.com

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