capital punishment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n capital punishment putting a condemned person to death
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Quotations

  • Woody Allen
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    “Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.”

Usage

In literature:

Where is the righteousness of capital punishment?
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880" by Various
Capital punishment, even in the army, and at such a crisis as this, was abolished.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
The high officers were enjoined to be sparing in capital punishments.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
Capital punishment was re-established, and the press was made responsible for matter published.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
It is most likely that the court will not recur to capital punishment again.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Capital punishment for burglary abolished in England.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
What an argument against capital punishment!
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
I am not about to give an opinion as to the propriety or impropriety of capital punishments.
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
A higher value was set on the workingman, and capital punishment was entirely dispensed with.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
With the mitigation of the law as to punishment, agitation against the theory of capital punishment has lost much of its force.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Generally, states that do not have capital punishment have lower homicide rates than states that have capital punishment.
The bill provides for the public announcement of capital punishment execution dates.
Court Declines to Rehear Appeal on Missouri Capital Punishment.
The 6-3 ruling is confined to mentally retarded defendants convicted of murder and does not address the constitutionality of capital punishment in general.
Californians face an array of profound public policy choices on November's ballot, from capital punishment and car insurance rates to sweeping tax hikes and the safety of genetically engineered food.
Punishment phase of Steven Lawayne Nelson's capital murder trial began with testimony from jailers about the trouble he has caused in jail.
A probation officer wrote that for Yun capital punishment would have been a reprieve.
Hancock calls capital punishment "an expensive failure".
When it comes to tallying the total price of capital punishment, the cost of those cases for the legal community is more than just expansive legalese and court procedures that span a decade or two.
Historically, The News-Press supports capital punishment.
Readers' Forum 11-23 Bring back capital punishment.
Capital punishment should be put to death.
Have you considered capital punishment lately.
Capital punishment should be put to death.
Capital punishment should be put to death .
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