death penalty

Definition of "death penalty"
  1. The punishment of being legally executed as a consequence for committing certain serious crimes, such as murder
How to use "death penalty" in a sentence
  1. Some states have abolished the death penalty while others actively use it.
  2. Advocates argue that the death penalty can act as a deterrent for serious crimes.
  3. Opponents of the death penalty believe it is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

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