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capital punishmentnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl ˈpʌn·ɪʃ·mənt/ (also death penalty)
politics & government punishment by death for a ​seriouscrime
(Definition of capital punishment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “capital punishment”
in Arabic عُقوبة الإعْدام…
in Korean 사형…
in Portuguese pena capital…
in Catalan pena capital…
in Japanese 死刑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死刑,极刑…
in Turkish ölüm/idam cezası…
in Russian смертная казнь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 死刑,極刑…
in Italian pena capitale…
in Polish kara śmierci…
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