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death penalty

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeath penaltyˈdeath ˌpenalty noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 SCLthe legal punishment of deathcapital punishment 🔊 Three Britons are facing the death penalty for spying.
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death penaltyFor death penalty adherents, the pendulum has finally swung their way: California will enforce the death penalty more quickly.The outgoing criminal code had provided for the death penalty for 18 kinds of crimes.If we still had the death penalty they'd be hanged, anyway.Other changes included the abolition of the death penalty.When Ronald Smith confessed, he had requested the death penalty.It said the death penalty dehumanised the world by putting vengeance first.That I feel that the death penalty is not an answer to the problems at hand.A hearing is scheduled for Friday to discuss issues related to the death penalty.
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