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execution

1. the carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
2. 
a. the enforcement of the judgment of a court of law
b. the writ ordering such enforcement

Execution

Exile (See BANISHMENT.)
Budd, Billy
court-martialed and hanged for accidently killing a ship’s officer. [Am. Lit.: Herman Melville Billy Budd]
cigarette
final favor granted one about to die. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
Deever, Danny
hanged by his regiment for shooting a comrade. [Br. Lit.: Kipling Danny Deever in Benét, 549]
Derrick
famous hangman; eponym of modern hoisting apparatus. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 170]
Doeg the Edomite
dispatches priests of Nob under Saul’s order. [O.T.: I Samuel 22:18–19]
Esmerelda
her hanging is triumphantly watched from a tower by Frollo, who is thereupon thrown from it by Quasimodo. [Fr. Lit.: Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
guillotine
invented during French Revolution as a humane method of capital punishment. [Fr. Hist.: Benét, 429]
hangman’s noose
characteristic knot for death by hanging. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
Ko-Ko
appointed by the Mikado as Lord High Executioner. [Br. Opera: The Mikado]
Lord of the Manor of Tyburn
nickname for ordinary hangman at Tyburn gallows. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1110]
Macheath, Capt.
swaggering highwayman sentenced to execution but reprieved at the last moment. [Br. Lit.: The Beggar’s Opera in Magill I, 59; The Threepenny Opera in Benét, 90]
Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico
executed in 1867; subject of painting by Manet. [Mex. Hist.: NCE, 1728; Fr. Art: EB, 11:440]
Savonarola (1452–1498)
reformer priest, hanged and burned at the stake as a heretic. [Ital. Hist.: Benét, 900]
Seven That Were Hanged, The
describes the fears and actions of five men and two women before their deaths on the scaffold. [Russ. Lit.: Magill II, 957]
Sorel, Julien
attempts to kill his employer’s wife, (his mistress), is condemned to the guillotine. [Fr. Lit.: Stendhal The Red and the Black in Magill I, 808]
“Third of May, 1808, The”
Goya painting of Napoleon’s soldiers firing on Spanish rebels. [Sp. Art: EB, 8:260]
Tyburn
site of gallows where criminals were publicly hanged. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 920]

execution

(operating system, programming)
The process of carrying out the instructions in a computer program by a computer.

See also dry run.
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Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons to carry out executions using a single lethal injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital, replacing the previous, three-drug cocktails using thiopental.
TFigures from Amnesty International show that at least 690 executions took place in 2018.
"Despite regressive steps from some, the number of executions carried out by several of the worst perpetrators has fallen significantly.
ALABAMA: A US federal court blocked Thursday's scheduled execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama on grounds the state may be violating his religious rights by refusing to allow an imam to be present at his death.The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals said on Wednesday it had granted an indefinite stay for Dominique Ray, 42, a day before he was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection for the killing of a 15-year-old girl more than 23 years ago.
With no other executions scheduled for the year, tallies from the Death Penalty Information Center and the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty show the state will have put to death 13 people in 2018 -- all men, as usual.
A NEW annual report on the death penalty has called sub-Saharan Africa a "beacon of hope" amid a decline in executions worldwide.
Since the 1940s, only three execution attempts have been halted after they began and the prisoner returned to death row, said Austin Sarat, an Amherst College professor who has studied botched executions.
Rees, states have shifted away from the approved protocol and turned towards new drugs, drug protocols, and drug sources to carry out state-sponsored executions by lethal injection.
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The volume of executions in Iran in 2016 was cut almost in half compared to the previous year, but that still wasn't enough to lose Iran its status as the country with the highest execution rate in the world.
A new warrant scheduling Basit's execution for 22 September was subsequently issued, but execution was again stayed after the Supreme Court issued an order stating that the execution could proceed, but only in accordance with the Pakistan Prison Rules, which set out the procedure for carrying out executions.
Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume executions after a 10-year gap starting next month with a double execution, according to AP.