A crime, such as murder or betrayal of one's country, that is treated so seriously that death may be considered an appropriate punishment.
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Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.
But the fun starts when conservatives stop playing defense and go on offense.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The mistletoe must have been hanging right across the aisle on Capital Hill.
The second major split between the capital and the court occurred over oral care.
To many of us, that smacks of censorship, the highest offense to our pride in self-publicity.
"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The moon rose on a terrified mob trudging or riding the forty miles of road between Meerut and the Mogul capital.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It is the quiet chef lieu of the Allier, and was once the capital of the Bourbonnais.
In this way it will be managed with less offense and with more ease to the conscience than now.