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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Chandeth said: 'This year, Hun Sen meets the danger of decapitation.'
The naming of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the JIT report and the likelihood of references against him too leads one to believe that the decapitation will be followed by a PPP-Patriots-like arrangement in Sindh and the party may not be allowed to govern.
According to Hurwitz, internal decapitation occurs when tendons holding the spine to the base of the skull separate.
Mr Bradbury went on: "Her conduct set in train a course of events which ultimately resulted in the decapitation of Baby B and to this extent contributed to that decapitation.
Mijares said the three men have confessed to their murder and decapitation of Cesar Fermin and Jaybob Bestas last April 28 in a barangay at the border of Parang and Barira towns.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The South Korean army launched a special operation force aimed at overthrowing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the event of war, as the "decapitation unit" consists of around 1,000 soldiers.
Those participating in the pilot project must kill the snakes using firearms or decapitation.
This article looks deep into the questions whether decapitation of the insurgents' leadership actually works?
Roderico denied he was behind his father's death and decapitation.
A human skull found in a Brazilian rock-shelter represents the oldest known case of decapitation in the Americas, researchers report September 23 in PLOS ONE.