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execution

 
Noun execution has 7 senses
  1. execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty - putting a condemned person to death
    --1 is a kind of corporal punishment
    --1 has particulars:
     burning, burning at the stake; hanging; electrocution, burning; decapitation, beheading; crucifixion
    Derived form: verb execute1
  2. performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action - the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
    --2 is a kind of action
    --2 has particulars: specific performance; mechanism, mechanics; officiation
    Derived form: verb execute6
  3. execution, instruction execution - (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
    --3 is a kind of process
    --3 is a part of data processing
    --3 has particulars: batch processing; multiprogramming, concurrent execution
  4. execution, execution of instrument - (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
    --4 is a kind of subscription
    Derived form: verb execute4
  5. execution, writ of execution - 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
    --5 is a kind of court order
  6. execution, implementation, carrying out - the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
    --6 is a kind of enforcement
    Derived form: verb execute3
  7. murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    --7 is a kind of homicide
    --7 has particulars:
     bloodshed, blood, gore; contract killing; parricide; elimination, liquidation; slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery; lynching; assassination; dry-gulching; fratricide; hit; infanticide; shoot-down; tyrannicide; thuggee
    Derived form: verb execute2
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