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Execution is the act of putting a person to death, with or without judicial process (for cases under judicial process, see capital punishment). Military executions are typically by firing squad (for violations of orders in wartime or the laws of war) or by hanging (typically for cowardice, or commission of atrocities or other crimes).
Execution through history
- From 600 BC through the 20th Century crucifixion has been used as a method of execution.
- The headman's axe was used in Germany and England in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
- The French Revolution is famous for its pioneering of the guillotine.
- capital punishment
- posthumous execution
- human sacrifice
- execution warrant
- laws of war
- electric chair
- Geoffrey Abbott - Execution: A Guide to Ultimate Penalty (2004)
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