Definition of Death warrant

1. Noun. A warrant to execute the death sentence.

Generic synonyms: Warrant
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Death warrant

1. Noun. A warrant that authorizes capital punishment. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Warrant

death sentence
death sentences
death spiral
death squad
death squads
death star
death stick
death sticks
death tax
death taxes
death throe
death throes
death toll
death trance
death warmed up
death warrant (current term)
death wish
death wishes
death zone
death zones

Literary usage of Death warrant

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1. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1906)
"The death warrant of Charles I (164!, January 29. Rushworth, viii. 1426. Gardiner, 380. ... death warrant ..."

2. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"... ELIZABETH SIGNING MARY'S death warrant On February 1, 1587, after the discovery of the ... death warrant."

3. Source-book of English History: For the Use of Schools and Readers by Elizabeth Kimball Kendall (1900)
"The Death-Warrant of Charles I (1649) At the high Co°t of Justice for the ... The death-warrant hears fifty-nine signatures, but all accounts go to prove ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"492), and on being nominated one of the commissioners of the high court of justice attended each day of the trial, and signed the death-warrant ..."

5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"THE death warrant READ TO MARY At Fotheringay the frequent arrival of strangers had of late excited misgivings and apprehensions among the servants of Mary. ..."

6. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1899)
"... for his Mother: they decline the Office—Elizabeth's Uncertainty—She contrives to throw the issuing of the death warrant upon her Secretary and Council, ..."

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