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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. execution by cutting off the victim's head;
[syn: decapitation, beheading]

2. killing by cutting off the head;
[syn: decapitation, beheading]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Decapitation \De*cap`i*ta"tion\, n. [LL. decapitatio: cf. F. d['e]capitation.] The act of beheading; beheading. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

decapitation n 1: execution by cutting off the victim's head [syn: decapitation, beheading] 2: killing by cutting off the head [syn: decapitation, beheading]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DECAPITATION, punishment. The punishment of putting a person to death by taking off his head.




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