supplicium

See: execute

SUPPLICIUM, civil law. A corporal punishment ordained by law; the punishment of death, so called because it was customary to accompany the guilty man to the place of execution and there offer supplications for him.

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non longe ab eo loco ubi vir sanctus et frequentissimus populus aderat duo scelesti viri vir mulierque in nephandissimo scelere deprehensi ad supplicium traherentur quo igni cremati tanti piaculi penas luerent.
stricken by anxiety; supplicium expectans scelerum ueniente marito .
Habuit & hoc molestiae nonnihil quod multa per intemuntios repraesentanda fuerunt: neque enim per leges Tragoediae licuit, aut capturam Christi miraculis insignem, aut cruce pendentis supplicium in scenam producere.