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death sentence

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a legal punishment of a crime by death: In some countries, drug-smuggling still carries the death sentence.
Translations of “death sentence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 死刑…
in Russian приговор к смертной казни…
in Turkish ölüm cezası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死刑…
in Polish wyrok lub kara śmierci…
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