(redirected from decollation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
"Motif privilegie au jardin des supplices: Le mythe de la decollation et le decadentisme".