Meaning of CAPITAL PUNISHMENT in English

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

The most severe of all sentences : that of death. Also known as the death penalty , capital punishment has been banned in many coutries. In the United States, an earlier move to eliminate capital punishment has now been reversed and more and more states are resorting to capital punishment for serious offenses such as murder .

Duhaime's Law English dictionary.      Английский юридический словарь Duhaime .