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English definition of “the death penalty”

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the death penalty

noun [S] uk   us  
the legal punishment of death for a crime: She would like to see the return of the death penalty in Britain.
Translations of “the death penalty”
in Chinese (Traditional) 死刑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死刑…
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