execution

noun
1 killing sb as an official punishment
ADJECTIVE
public
mass
judicial
extrajudicial
federal, state (both esp. AmE)

a senator's request to suspend federal executions

state-sponsored (esp. AmE)
arbitrary, summary

Human rights organizations have accused the army of summary executions.

political
mock
scheduled

the hours before his scheduled execution

imminent, impending
juvenile (AmE)

the Supreme Court decision to ban juvenile executions

VERB + EXECUTION
order

The tribunal ordered the execution of 42 coup plotters.

face

If caught, the men could face execution.

await

prisoners who are on death row awaiting execution

suffer (formal)

She was taken prisoner and suffered eventual execution.

escape
delay, postpone, stay, suspend

The US Supreme Court refused to stay the execution.

halt, stop
oversee

The army oversaw the trial and execution of the king.

carry out

Executions were carried out in the prison yard.

attend, watch, witness
EXECUTION + VERB
go ahead, take place

A bell was tolled when executions took place.

PREPOSITION
execution by

execution by hanging

PHRASES
a stay of execution

The judge had granted a stay of execution.

2 carrying out a plan/order
ADJECTIVE
effective (esp. AmE), successful

the successful execution of the plan

proper

proper execution of the exercise

flawless, good, perfect, precise

great ideas and flawless execution

poor

the poor execution of the film

VERB + EXECUTION
delay, stay (law), suspend (law)

The court has discretion to stay or suspend execution of the order. (BrE)

PHRASES
the execution of your duty

She was charged with obstruction of a police officer in the execution of his duties.


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