Meaning of EXECUTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌek-si-ˈkyü-shən ]


Etymology: Middle English execucion, from Anglo-French, from Latin exsecution-, exsecutio, from exsequi to execute, from ex- + sequi to follow — more at sue

Date: 14th century

1. : the act or process of executing : performance

2. : a putting to death especially as a legal penalty

3. : the process of enforcing a legal judgment (as against a debtor) ; also : a judicial writ directing such enforcement

4. : the act or mode or result of performance

5. archaic : effective or destructive action

his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution — Shakespeare

— usually used with do

as soon as day came, we went out to see what execution we had done — Daniel Defoe

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