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Execution meaning

execution - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc.
  2. 2. A putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer.
  3. 3. The act of the mode of performing a work of art, of performing on an instrument, of engraving, etc.; as, the execution of a statue, painting, or piece of music.
  4. 4. The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law.
  5. 5. A judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process.
  6. 6. The act of signing, and delivering a legal instrument, or giving it the forms required to render it valid; as, the execution of a deed, or a will.
  7. 7. The act of sacking a town.
  8. 8. That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; - usually with do.
  9. 9. Performance; completion; carrying out a legal sentence; death by order of law.

execution - examples of usage

  1. Game was not very plentiful; even had it been so our gun was not of the kind to do much execution. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Once or twice he carried this threat into execution. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. It was the very morning of the execution. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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