Definition of Decapitation

1. Noun. Execution by cutting off the victim's head.

Exact synonyms: Beheading
Generic synonyms: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Executing, Execution



2. Noun. Killing by cutting off the head.
Exact synonyms: Beheading
Generic synonyms: Kill, Killing, Putting To Death

Definition of Decapitation

1. n. The act of beheading; beheading.

Definition of Decapitation

1. Noun. The act of beheading; beheading. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decapitation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decapitation

1. Removal of a head. See: decapitate. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decapitation

decapartite
decapentaplegic
decapeptide
decapeptides
decaphyllous
decapitalize
decapitalized
decapitalizes
decapitalizing
decapitate
decapitated
decapitates
decapitating
decapitation
decapitations
decapitator
decapitators
decaplet
decaplets
decapod
decapod crustacean
decapoda
decapodal
decapodan
decapodans
decapodous
decapods
decapped

Literary usage of Decapitation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Study of Gawain and the Green Knight by George Lyman Kittredge (1916)
"DISENCHANTMENT BY Decapitation.1 Decapitation as a means of ... The efficacy of decapitation in undoing a spell is a widespread popular belief, ..."

2. Notes and Commentaries on Chinese Criminal Law, and Cognate Topics: With by Alabaster, Ernest, 1872-, Chaloner Alabaster, China (1899)
"6o SIMPLE Decapitation place, to afford a text for perambulating moralists. Simple decapitation without further formality l|ff comes next in severity. ..."

3. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"The former operation is known as evisceration, the latter as decapitation. At présent evisceration is rarely employed, though it occasionally becomes ..."

4. Obstetrics for nurses by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1906)
"Braun's decapitation hook. over 60 per cent, of the mothers and 98 per cent, of the children die. ... Decapitation.—When a labor in which the child Fir. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"... is nothing in high altitude per se unfavorable to the progress of tubercular disease already established. JSE LA MORT PAR LA Decapitation. Par Ic DR. ..."

6. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1862)
"The ordinary silver uterine sound was made to serve for the pole introduced within the cervix uteri. ABT. 159.—On Decapitation, and Instruments for ..."

7. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"He was principally known from his studies upon decapitation—particularly his thesis for the doctorate, La mort par la decapitation, which attracted marked ..."

8. Practical Physiology of Plants by Francis Darwin, Edward Hamilton Acton (1901)
"The result is not quite constant, it may however be safely said that decapitation prevents or greatly diminishes geotropic ..."

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