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- 1. execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty, corporal punishment
- usage: putting a condemned person to death
- 2. performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action, action
- usage: 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"
- 3. execution, instruction execution, process, physical process
- usage: (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
- 4. execution, execution of instrument, subscription
- usage: (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
- 5. execution, writ of execution, court order
- usage: 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
- 6. execution, implementation, carrying out, enforcement
- usage: the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
- 7. murder, slaying, execution, homicide
- usage: unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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