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death penalty:

see capital punishmentcapital punishment,
imposition of a penalty of death by the state. History

Capital punishment was widely applied in ancient times; it can be found (c.1750 B.C.) in the Code of Hammurabi.
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Biazon said regressing into the era of death penalties won't necessary result to the eradication of heinous crimes, which the punishment is supposed to deter as per its proponents.