Meaning of “capital punishment” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “capital punishment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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capital punishmentnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl ˈpʌn·ɪʃ·mənt/ also death penalty

politics & government punishment by death for a serious crime

(Definition of “capital punishment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)