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EXECU'TION, n. Performance the act of completing or accomplishing.

The excellence of the subject contributed much to the happiness of the execution.

1. In law, the carrying into effect a sentence or judgment of court the last act of the law in completing the process by which justice is to be done, by which the possession of land or debt, damages or cost, is obtained, or by which judicial punishment is inflicted.
2. The instrument, warrant or official order, by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect. An execution issues from the clerk of a court, and is levied by a sheriff, his deputy or a constable, on the estate, goods or body of the debtor.
3. The act of signing and sealing a legal instrument, or giving it the forms required to render it a valid act as the execution of a deed.
4. The last act of the law in the punishment of criminals capital punishment death inflicted according to the forms of law.
5. Effect something done or accomplished.

Every shot did execution.

6. Destruction slaughter.

It is used after do, to do execution never after make.

7. Performance, as in music or other art.
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Entry for 'Execution'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​e/execution.html.
 
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