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DECAPITATION, punishment. The punishment of putting a person to death by taking off his head.

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There appears to have been attempt to decapitate the officer RICHARD WHITTAM QC AT THE OLD BAILEY AT THE OLD BAILEY
T, a 43-year-old Jordanian physician, filed a lawsuit saying that her husband was threatening to decapitate her after she threatened to report him to the police following a series of problems.
The mum said: "The day before we left, she had a call from an associate of the gang, threatening to cut her face off, decapitate her baby and slit my throat.
Jim Cavanaugh of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the two men planned to shoot 88 black people and decapitate another 14.