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.
public presentation, prosecution, act, performance, writ of execution, feat, interpretation, decapitation, work, operation, effect, rendition, homicide, executing, motion, deed, capital punishment, transaction, proceeding, doing, instruction execution, exercise, exertion, implementation, reading, carrying out, exploit, electric chair, functioning, realization, discharge, do, rendering, martyrdom, execution of instrument, movement, carrying into action, shooting, performing arts, death penalty
completion (part of speech: noun)
cause (part of speech: noun)
elicitation, motivator, grounds, evocation, action, inspiration, force, enforcement, determinant, compunction, root, origination, mainspring, stimulus, cause, drive, factor, effectuation, motive, source, provocation, compulsion, basis, generation
killing (part of speech: noun)
hanging, elimination, slaughter, purging, murder, assassination, liquidation, asphyxiation, extermination, killing, snuffing, massacre, manslaughter, butchering, strangulation, removal, slaying, dispatching
production (part of speech: noun)
punishment (part of speech: noun)
burden, castigation, persecution, crucifixion, correction, distress, agony, forfeiture, imprisonment, reprisal, verdict, incarceration, confinement, punishment, judgment, discipline, sentence, chastisement, payment, price, retribution, revenge, torture, penalty, affliction, fine, anguish
- I rejoined that, as he had decided on the model of that building, he could leave its execution to his man Urbino, who would carry out his orders to the letter. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.
- The day after this dreadful execution the Prince de Conde returned to Navarre. - "Catherine de' Medici", Honore de Balzac.
- In the first view the picture is of seals being broken or opened, which indicates the execution of a document. - "Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation", S. D. Gordon.