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Definition of "execution" []

  • The act of executing something. (noun)
  • The state of being executed. (noun)
  • The manner, style, or result of performance: The plan was sound; its execution, faulty. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of putting to death or being put to death as a lawful penalty. (noun)
  • Law The carrying into effect of a court judgment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "execution" in a sentence
  • "I. i.138 (318,5) The sway, revenue, execution of the rest] [W: of th 'hest] I do not see any great difficulty in the words, _execution of the rest_, which are in both the old copies."
  • "What that actually means in execution is another matter, although quite a number of prominent jurists have been asking for a wholesale repeal of the ISA, citing it as an outmoded piece of legislation that deserves no consideration in a civilised country."
  • "Delay in execution is as bad, on the one hand, as precipitancy in resolution is on the other hand; when we have taken time to consider, and then have determined, let it never be said, we left that to be done to-morrow, which we could do to-day."