- to behead; decapitate.
Origin of decollate1
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Examples from the Web for decollation
When they had finished the decollation, they again consulted what was next to be done.
In a small chapel, on the north side of the church, is shown the very place of his decollation.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
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
According to this view of the matter, existence was not immediately destroyed by decollation.Curiosities of Medical Experience
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
- to separate (continuous stationery, etc) into individual forms
- an archaic word for decapitate
C16: from Latin dēcollāre to behead, from de- + collum neck
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