The prior said that, if the religious were garroted, his Holiness would publish them as martyrs.
On returning that evening from the theatre he is garroted and robbed of all he has with him.
Our friend Blocque is garroted, and robbed of his 'honest earnings,' at one fell swoop by a footpad!
Most of them was garroted, and a few was condemned to work on the roads for life.
Before he was garroted, Atahualpa begged that his remains might be preserved at Quito with those of his mother's people.
Him they carried to the town-council who returned him to the tribunal and garroted the coachman.
The chevalier was thus overpowered, garroted and captured in less time than it has taken to write these words.
Genealogically genuine enough, my poor Czar,—that needed to be garroted so very soon!
It fell upon me; I was seized, garroted, gagged, and guarded by the police.
The Garrote being shown, he was asked if it was he who garroted Lopez, and replied in the affirmative, with a grin.
also garrotte, 1620s, "Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation," from Spanish garrote "stick for twisting cord," of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French guaroc "club, stick, rod, shaft of a crossbow," probably ultimately Celtic, but possibly from Frankish *wrokkan "to twist" (cf. Middle Dutch wroken "to twist").
I have no hesitation in pronouncing death by the garrot, at once the most manly, and the least offensive to the eye. [Major John Richardson, "British Legion," 1837]
"to execute with a garrote," 1851, from garrote (n.); sense of "choke and then rob" is from 1852. Related: Garotted; garotting.