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Definition of execution:

  1. A judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process.
  2. A putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer.
  3. That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; - usually with do.
  4. The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc.
  5. The act of sacking a town.
  6. The act of signing, and delivering a legal instrument, or giving it the forms required to render it valid; as, the execution of a deed, or a will.
  7. The act of the mode of performing a work of art, of performing on an instrument, of engraving, etc.; as, the execution of a statue, painting, or piece of music.
  8. The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law.


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