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

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The families of the victims had to watch their sons being brutally beheaded by the ISIL," an eyewitness said.
One of the women was beheaded along with her husband in Deir al-Zor city.
One of the people beheaded Monday, a Syrian drug trafficker named Ismael al-Tawm, smuggled "a large amount of banned amphetamine pills into the kingdom," according to a Saudi interior ministry statement.
Buddheswar Pal got agitated after a quarrel with the 30-year-old hawker and beheaded him after drawing a sharp weapon in full public view on Sunday afternoon, a senior police officer said.
When his door remained closed for a long time, villagers broke open his house's door and found him beheaded," he added.
A source in Nineveh police told the correspondent of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "Daash beheaded, in central Mosul, Louay Ibrahim Ahmed and his brother Adel Ibrahim Ahmed, residents of Hammam al-Alil in front of a large crowd of citizens for refusing to declare loyalty to the organization .
He apparently became the latest foreigner killed by ISIS after a video distributed Saturday appears to show his beheaded body.
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group beheaded an Iraqi police officer and two soldiers, the latest in a long series of atrocities committed by the jihadists, according to pictures posted online Sunday.
Last night, the ISIS terrorist organization released a video in which it announced that it had beheaded Japanese hostage Kenji Goto a week after beheading another Japanese citizen by the organization.
His apparent murder comes seven days after IS claimed it beheaded another Japanese captive, Haruna Yukawa 1/2Considering the agony of the families.
Saudi Arabia's decapitation knife was put to use on Friday when it beheaded a Burmese woman convicted for sexual abuse and murder of her 7-year-old stepdaughter.
A Sheikh Zuweid resident who spoke to Daily News Egypt on condition of anonymity believed however that the two men were beheaded by militants.