Definition of Execution

1. Noun. Putting a condemned person to death.




2. Noun. The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it. "Experience generally improves performance"

3. Noun. (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer.
Exact synonyms: Instruction Execution
Generic synonyms: Physical Process, Process
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Specialized synonyms: Batch Processing, Concurrent Execution, Multiprogramming
Group relationships: Data Processing

4. 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.
Exact synonyms: Execution Of Instrument
Generic synonyms: Subscription
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Execute

5. 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.
Exact synonyms: Writ Of Execution
Generic synonyms: Court Order
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

6. Noun. The act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order. "The agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
Exact synonyms: Carrying Out, Implementation
Generic synonyms: Enforcement
Derivative terms: Execute, Implement

7. Noun. Unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being.

Definition of Execution

1. n. The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc.

Definition of Execution

1. Noun. The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances). ¹

2. Noun. The state of being executed (accomplished). ¹

3. Noun. The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Execution

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Execution

executability
executable
executable code
executables
executant
executants
execute
execute order
execute orders
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executer
executers
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executeth
executing
execution (current term)
execution of instrument
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execution speed
execution style
executional peak
executioner
executioneress
executioners
executions
executive
executive agency
executive branch
executive clemency
executive committee

Literary usage of Execution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1792)
"In what Cafes there ought to be a Scire Facias, And where execution may be by Fieri Facias, Capias, or Elegit, without Scire Facias. ..."

2. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1861)
"AN CONVICTS LED OUT OF PRISON FOR execution. — REPRIEVED. — BOOKS PUBLISHED BY BARROW AND GREENWOOD ... THE SECRET HISTORY OF THEIR REPRIEVES AND execution. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"But the methods of execution were unseemly, as delineated in Hogarth's print of the execution of the idle apprentice, and were ineffectual in reducing the ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"A witness to a deed must state the circumstances of the execution : the sealing and delivery. In this case an objection, that he had stated merely, ..."

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