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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexecutionerex‧e‧cu‧tion‧er /ˌeksəˈkjuːʃə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  SCCKILLsomeone whose job is to execute criminals
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executionerThe baffled executioners were severely reprimanded before getting another crack at Vincent.The others were beheaded first; her executioner botched her beheading and left her to endure a three-day death.He even found himself liking the gunman in an abstract way, despite Gomez's future role as his executioner.One of his executioners drew a sword and beheaded him.Horne's mailed executioner carefully cleaned the sword, drew his knife and knelt beside the blood-gushing torso of his victim.Prison officials drew less passionate executioners from a list of law-enforcement officers.Drink was always a problem for some executioners, though it doubtless provided a blessed relief from their horrific duties.Maskell came close to being the executioner.
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