Definition of Lapidation

1. Noun. The act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death).

Exact synonyms: Stoning
Generic synonyms: Corporal Punishment
Derivative terms: Lapidate, Lapidate, Stone



Definition of Lapidation

1. n. The act of stoning.

Definition of Lapidation

1. Noun. (legal) The practice of or an act of stoning, sometimes to the point of death, as punishment ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lapidation

lapful
lapfuls
laphamite
lapheld
lapicide
lapicides
lapidarian
lapidaries
lapidarious
lapidarist
lapidary
lapidate
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lapidates
lapidating
lapidation (current term)
lapidations
lapidator
lapideous
lapides
lapidescence
lapidescences
lapidescent
lapidification
lapidifications
lapidified
lapidifies
lapidify
lapidifying
lapidist

Literary usage of Lapidation

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1. The Hedaya, Or Guide: A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws by ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr] [al-Marghīnānī, Charles Hamilton (1870)
"IP five :~ns bear evidence [to whoredom], and •!ty whatsoever is incurred by the.wit- "t tlit five retract after lapidation, no "1 remaining, the evidence ..."

2. A dictionary of the Greek and English languages: with a table of proper by Johannes Pervanoglu (1894)
"stone - cutting. , <5, stone-cutter , ov, stone-built. ict, <5, lapidation. , ó chirurgical instrument for thé extraction of the stone. íu, f¡, ..."

3. Travels to and from Constantinople in the Years 1827 and 1828, Or, Personal by Charles Colville Frankland (1829)
"Return to Pera, by Aqueducts and Sweet Wate s.—Dancing Dervishes.— Conduct of Turkish females—lapidation by Turks. ..."

4. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton, Isabel Burton, Stanley Lane-Poole (1906)
"When the moon arose the boy Mohammed and I walked out into the town, performed our second lapidation,1 and visited the coffee-houses. ..."

5. Capital Punishment Among the Jews: A Paper Read Before the New York Board of by David de Sola Pool (1916)
"According to a convincing emendation of a Talmudic text suggested by L. Ginzberg,24 precipitation had taken the place of lapidation at least as early as the ..."

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