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execution

[ ek-si-kyoo-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of execution

1250–1300; Middle English execucioun<Latin execūtiōn- (stem of execūtiō). See executive, -ion
ex·e·cu·tion·al, adjectivenon·ex·e·cu·tion, nounpre·ex·e·cu·tion, nounre·ex·e·cu·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for execution

execution
/ (ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən) /

noun

the act or process of executing
the carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
the style or manner in which something is accomplished or performed; techniqueas a pianist his execution is poor
  1. the enforcement of the judgment of a court of law
  2. the writ ordering such enforcement
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