capital punishment

Definition of "capital punishment"
  1. The legal penalty of death for a crime
How to use "capital punishment" in a sentence
  1. The jury debated whether capital punishment was appropriate for the case.
  2. The debate over the ethics of capital punishment continues today.
  3. With capital punishment, the criminal pays the ultimate price for their crime.

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