death warrant


noun

an official order authorizing the execution of the sentence of death.
anything that ends hope, expectation, etc.

Nearby words

  1. death taxes,
  2. death tourist,
  3. death trap,
  4. death valley,
  5. death valley national monument,
  6. death wish,
  7. death's-head,
  8. death's-head moth,
  9. death, be not proud,
  10. death, dance of

Origin of death warrant

First recorded in 1685–95

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British Dictionary definitions for death warrant

death warrant

noun

the official authorization for carrying out a sentence of death
sign one's death warrant or sign one's own death warrant to cause one's own destruction
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