Next there is a record of one hundred and ninety-one men who had been garrotted.
For no purpose whatever we have garrotted the lawful heir to this Crown.
So he's to be garrotted the day after to-morrow, without fail.
The indifference exhibited by the garrotted man getting up to adjust his chair is probably common amongst criminals of his type.
The other three seamen were then called in one after the other, garrotted, handcuffed, and imprisoned in the same way.
A few weeks later they garrotted him, and he said one word before he died,—one only, "Germinal."
Another prisoner was garrotted, four more were publicly executed by being shot with arrows, and another was burnt.
The two men and the elder of the women succumbed at the last, professed conversion and were garrotted and burnt.
Yet, said his Spanish critics and enemies, he prepared his pupils to conspire and to be garrotted!
He was arrested and did not attempt to deny his crime; he was garrotted, then thrown to the flames.
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.