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Synonyms for death penalty
death penal·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. death penaltynoun

    Synonyms:
    capital punishment

  2. death penaltynoun

    A punishment in which the person who committed the offence is put to death by the state.

    Synonyms:
    capital punishment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. execution, executing, capital punishment, death penaltynoun

    putting a condemned person to death

    Synonyms:
    slaying, performance, carrying into action, execution, implementation, instruction execution, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, murder, writ of execution

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How to use death penalty in a sentence?

  1. Scholastic Inc.:

    The October 8, 2018 issue of NY Times Upfront contained an article about capital punishment, with a headline that referenced the perpetrator of the tragic Parkland shootings. A quiz in the accompanying teacher's guide also mentioned the perpetrator by name. The article and the quiz were intended only to provide a platform for meaningful conversations around the history, civics and social impact of the death penalty, we deeply regret if the use of this real life example added in any way to the ongoing suffering of the students, families and educators of the Parkland community.

  2. Steve Urquhart:

    The death penalty makes absolutely no sense in 2016, it costs an awful lot of money to execute a prisoner compared to holding that prisoner in jail for the rest of his or her life.

  3. Said Boumedouha:

    The execution of people accused of petty crimes and on the basis of ‘confessions’ extracted through torture has become shamefully common in Saudi Arabia. It is absolutely shocking to witness the Kingdom’s authorities callous disregard to fundamental human rights, the use of the death penalty in Saudi Arabia is so far removed from any kind of legal parameters that it is almost hard to believe.

  4. Austin Sarat:

    The legitimacy of the death penalty is sustained by the illusive search for painless executions, we cannot be relied on to deliver executions which impose no more than pain than is necessary, and we certainly can't be relied on to impose executions that are compatible with contemporary standards of decency.

  5. Staff Janos Lazar:

    There is a debate about the introduction of the death penalty. A debate, so it is not like there is a plan to introduce the death penalty.


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