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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.
References in classic literature ?
"Sort of wooden tablets hung up at the corners of streets the evening before an execution, on which is pasted up a paper containing the names of the condemned persons, their crimes, and mode of punishment.
I have not time for anybody's affairs but my own and those of my honorable guests; but I make an agreement with the man who pastes up the papers, and he brings them to me as he would the playbills, that in case any person staying at my hotel should like to witness an execution, he may obtain every requisite information concerning the time and place etc."
"That two executions of considerable interest will take place the day after to-morrow at two o'clock, as is customary at Rome at the commencement of all great festivals.
"Very possibly I may not go," answered Franz; "but in case I feel disposed, give me some particulars of to-day's executions."
"`The public is informed that on Wednesday, February 23d, being the first day of the Carnival, executions will take place in the Piazza del Popolo, by order of the Tribunal of the Rota, of two persons, named Andrea Rondola, and Peppino, otherwise called Rocca Priori; the former found guilty of the murder of a venerable and exemplary priest, named Don Cesare Torlini, canon of the church of St.
The US government will resume its use of capital punishment after a 16-year hiatus and has set execution dates for five convicted murderers, Attorney General Bill Barr announced on Thursday.
Tenders are invited for Design and execution for the 'Restoration of bridge over the river Buzau Vadu Steps-town-com Vadu Steps "
During the meeting, issues related to the fund's annual report on budget execution for 2018 were discussed.
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.
The number of people Texas put to death increased substantially from the last two years as the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted far fewer executions. Seven men died in the state's execution chamber in both 2016 and 2017, when the state's highest criminal court stayed at least twice as many executions as it did this year.
The Saudi Execution Law, enacted by Royal Decree No.M/53 dated 13.08.1433 AH corresponding to 3 July 2012 ('the Execution Law') and the Executive Regulations of the Execution Law issued pursuant to the Minister of Justice Circular No.13/T/4892 dated 17.04.1434 AH corresponding to 28 February 2013 ("the Execution Regulations") regulate the enforcement of judgments of the Saudi Courts in Saudi Arabia.
New York: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term ratings and maintained the Rating Outlooks on the notes assigned to Discover Card Execution Note Trust.