What is execution?

  • (noun): The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it.
    Synonyms: performance, carrying out, carrying into action
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on execution, executions:

Execution-style Murder
... An execution-style murder, also known as Chicago-style murder, and execution-style killing is an act of criminal murder where the perpetrator kills at close range a conscious victim who ... One of the more notorious occurrences of an execution-style murder was the St ... Some thrill killings have variously been described as execution-style murders ...
Execution By Shooting - Asia
... In Mongolia, the method of execution today, inherited from Soviet legislation, remains a bullet to the neck (See Capital punishment in Mongolia) from a.38 revolver In Taiwan, the customary method is a ... Prior to the execution, the prisoner is injected with strong anaesthetic to leave them completely senseless ... In North Korea, executions are carried out by firing squad in public, making North Korea one of the last four countries to perform public executions ...
Summary Execution
... A summary execution is a variety of execution in which a person is accused of a crime and then immediately killed without benefit of a full and fair trial ... understood to mean capture, accusation, and execution all conducted during a very short span of time, relative to the severity of the punishment ... Summary executions have been practiced by police, military, and paramilitary organizations and are frequently associated with guerrilla warfare, counter-insurgenc ...
Apache Harmony - Last Development Status - Architecture
... objects in the heap memory and reclaims unreachable objects using various algorithms Execution Manager selects the execution engine for compiling a method, handles profiles and the dynamic recompilation logic ... The thread manager that handle operating system threading The execution engine consists of the following The just-in-time compiler for compilation and execution of method code ...
Nat Ginzburg - Season 4
... After Bellinger's execution, Deyell informs Dr ... penalty, she agrees to help Ginzburg speak to the lawyers about moving his execution date up, feeling in this case that ending Ginzburg's life would be an ... Ginzburg dresses like Susan Hayward for his execution, but when he's shaking too much to finish his nails he asks Sister Pete to do it for him ...

More definitions of "execution":

  • (noun): A routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out.
    Synonyms: writ of execution
  • (noun): Unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being.
    Synonyms: murder, slaying
  • (noun): (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable.
    Synonyms: execution of instrument
  • (noun): (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer.
    Synonyms: instruction execution

Famous quotes containing the word execution:

    The application requisite to the duties of the office I hold [governor of Virginia] is so excessive, and the execution of them after all so imperfect, that I have determined to retire from it at the close of the present campaign.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Some hours seem not to be occasion for any deed, but for resolves to draw breath in. We do not directly go about the execution of the purpose that thrills us, but shut our doors behind us and ramble with prepared mind, as if the half were already done. Our resolution is taking root or hold on the earth then, as seeds first send a shoot downward which is fed by their own albumen, ere they send one upward to the light.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If Germany is to become a colonising power, all I say is, “God speed her!” She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.
    —W.E. (William Ewart)