Meaning of “death warrant” in the English Dictionary


"death warrant" in English

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death warrantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdeθ ˌwɒr.ənt/ us /ˈdeθ ˌwɔːr.ənt/

Examples from literature

  • A man would as soon sign his own death warrant as ask me for a dance. 
  • In the name of God, I implore you not to sign their death warrants. 
  • The President was never known to sign the death warrant of a Confederate soldier. 
  • The boy held the death warrants one by one in the flame of the lamp and burned them to ashes. 
  • The notice to quit is like a death warrant to the family. 

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

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