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.