Definition of execution
From Old French execution (c.1360), from Latin executio, an agent noun from exequi (“to follow out”), from out + sequor (“follow”).
execution (plural executions)
- The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
- The state of being executed (accomplished).
The battle plan was successfully executed.
- The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated.
- (law) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
- (law) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
- (computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.
- (penalty of death): crucifixion, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection
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