[ ek-si-kyoo-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃən /


Origin of execution

1250–1300; Middle English execucioun < Latin execūtiōn- (stem of execūtiō). See executive, -ion

Related forms

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 executional


/ (ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən) /


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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