Dictionary Results for execution

1. execution - noun

· putting a condemned person to death

Synonym(s): executing, capital_punishment, death_penalty

Hypernym(s): corporal_punishment

2. execution - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): performance, carrying_out, carrying_into_action

Hypernym(s): action

3. execution - noun

· (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer

Synonym(s): instruction_execution

Hypernym(s): process, physical_process

4. execution - noun

· (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

Synonym(s): execution_of_instrument

Hypernym(s): subscription

5. execution - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): writ_of_execution

Hypernym(s): court_order

6. execution - noun

· the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"

Synonym(s): implementation, carrying_out

Hypernym(s): enforcement

7. execution - noun

· unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

Synonym(s): murder, slaying

Hypernym(s): homicide

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