Definitions of execution

  1. putting a condemned person to death Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The act of sacking a town. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; - usually with do. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Performance; the act or manner of carrying anything into effect; completion; a legal warrant or order; the act of making a legal paper valid; capital punishment, destruction; effective work. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Act of executing or performing: accomplishment: completion: carrying into effect the sentence of a court of law: the warrant for so doing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Performance; completion; carrying out a legal sentence; death by order of law. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. The act of executing; performance; enforcement; signing, as of a deed; capital punishment; a judicial writ. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The act of executing; performance; the carrying into effect a judgment of court; the warrant empowering an officer to carry a judgement into effect; the act of signing and sealing a legal instrument to render it valid; the infliction of punishment by death; effective result; the mode of performing a work of art, and the dexterity with which it is accomplished. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Performance; mode of performing or carrying into effect; a legal warrant or order; capital punishment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; -- usually with do. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. The process of carrying outthe instructions in a computer program by a computer.See also dry run. foldoc_fs
  24. Carrying out, performance; dexterity in performing music; (of weapons) destructive effect, as do e. (also fig. of personal charms &c.); seizure of goods or debtor in default of payment; infliction of capital punishment, whence executioner n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. The act of executing; performance; achievement; accomplishment;—act of carrying out the sentence of a court; legal distraint for debt, &c.;—death inflicted by law; capital punishment;—act of signing and sealing a legal instrument;—legal order or warrant;—something done or accomplished; effect;—destruction; slaughter;—performance or style of performance in music, painting, and other works of art. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. Performance, practice; the last act of the law in civil causes, by which possession is given of body or goods; capital punishment; death inflicted by forms of law; destruction, slaughter. Complete Dictionary