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on/under pain of death

formal
If you have to do something on/under pain of death, you will be killed if you do not do it.
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Translations of “on/under pain of death”
in Chinese (Simplified) 违令则处死,在死亡的威胁下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違令則處死,在死亡的威脅下…
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