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execution

ek suh kyooh shuhn

  • n  putting a condemned person to death
  • n  the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
  • n  (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
  • n  (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
  • n  a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out
  • n  the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
  • n  unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

  • A penchant for the death penalty gets its toughest test: The pending execution of a mentally retarded inmate.
  • One theory has him killing as early as the age of 14, but Bundy -- who chose to divulge many of his secrets as he tried to bargain for more time before execution -- never confessed .
  • After a six-hour hearing that had been scheduled for just an hour, the George State Board of Pardons and Paroles late Monday announced a 90-day stay of execution for Troy Anthony .
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  • William Hague in AFP
    I'm appalled by reports of the imminent execution,Hague said at a press conference in London alongside Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. "I think that stoning is a medieval punishment that has no place in the modern world and the...
  • Kobe Bryant in Jamaica Gleaner
    We had the effort and the execution to match,Bryant said. "It took us a while to really get a feel for the team, just how to take advantage of the defence. We saw how they were playing us and we executed extremely well."
  • Mel Karmazin in All Things Digital (blog)
    Our subscriber results mark the best quarter of gross additions, deactivations and net additions since the merger of Sirius and XM in July 2008,CEO Mel Karmazin said in a statement. "The strong execution in both adding subscribers and...

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