inflict capital punishment

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The new catechism pays lip service to the state's right to inflict capital punishment, but goes on to all but abolish it in practice.
There is a quasi-universal agreement that the state has the power to inflict capital punishment on criminals under specified conditions.
failure to inflict capital punishment will fail to protect life--and
TIPP edged Limerick in a Munster final epic - then promised to inflict capital punishment on their Guinness Championship rivals.
Introduced in the 12th century, this perfectly legal process entitled an ordained person to be tried solely by an ecclesiastical court instead of a secular one - ecclesiastical courts could not inflict capital punishment.