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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant.

Usage examples (35)
  • However, appointing oneself judge and jury then acting as executioner is equally abhorrent.
  • Why anyone would think that giving the state the power to be torturer in addition to being executioner is beyond me.
  • They'll get – whoever the executioner is – a soldier, a relative of someone who was killed in 9/11, and a frequent flyer.
  • That is another death, in which the executioner is the consumer. for more
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