Meaning of “the death penalty” in the English Dictionary

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

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death penaltynoun [ C ]

/ˈdeθ ˌpen·əl·ti/

the legal punishment of particular crimes by death

(Definition of “death penalty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)