Punishment of death

PUNISHMENT OF DEATH. The deliberate killing, according to the forms of law,, of a person who has been lawfully convicted of certain crimes. See Capital crimes.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The punishment of death," replied the Musketeers, in a hollow voice.
On the other hand, a penalty which, in our days, would infer a degree of mocking infamy and ridicule, might then be invested with almost as stern a dignity as the punishment of death itself.
The suspicious circumstances, however, resolving themselves, on investigation, into the one fact, that they had been discovered sleeping under a haystack; which, although a great crime, is only punishable by imprisonment, and is, in the merciful eye of the English law, and its comprehensive love of all the King's subjects, held to be no satisfactory proof, in the absence of all other evidence, that the sleeper, or sleepers, have committed burglary accompanied with violence, and have therefore rendered themselves liable to the punishment of death; Messrs.
We can hear again the principle echoing down the centuries that we would rather have 10 guilty persons escape the punishment of death, than have one innocent person condemned and executed.
"This is to put back into the consciousness of those involved in the illegal rugs trade that the ultimate punishment of death awaits them should they continue with their nefarious acts," said Biazon.
Earlier Lahore High Court directly convicted to ZA Bhutto punishment of death by the Chief Justice Molvi Mushtaque Ahmed.
The bill proposed the punishment of death or with imprisonment for life or with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years if a person abducted children under the age of eighteen years.
The punishment of death penalty would surely help elimination of crimes in the area,
She sought mandatory punishment of death for blasphemy.
The verses of Holy Quran prescribes severe punishment of death for the opponents of Allah and his Prophet (PBUH) who include contemnors of the Prophet (PBUH) .Thus, no one by words and either spoken or written and directly or indirectly, is allowed to disobey, disregard and rebel against the holy name of Prophet Muhammad and if found guilty of disrespecting the name they are liable to be punished.
'Punishments for contravention are provided under section 9 which range from imprisonment, extending to two years and moving up to capital punishment of death or imprisonment for life depending on the quantity of the narcotic drug, psychotropic or controlled substance,' it added.
A punishment of death will be appealed to the Supreme Court automatically.