verb (used with object), de·col·lat·ed, de·col·lat·ing.
Origin of decollate1
Related formsde·col·la·tion [dee-kuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌdi kəˈleɪ ʃən/, nounde·col·la·tor, noun
Examples from the Web for decollation
It is curious to note the doubt and apprehension, which existed, as to the result of the first experiment of decollation.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
When they had finished the decollation, they again consulted what was next to be done.
Of the same nature is that tricke formerly mentioned in the booke, and called The decollation of Iohn Baptist.
On each anniversary of the decollation of Saint Winifred, this moss, and the stones of the fountain, assume the colour of blood.The Cambrian Sketch-Book|R. Rice Davies
A fair on the day of the decollation of John the Baptist was granted to the bishop in 1249.