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