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Beheading   /bɪhˈɛdɪŋ/   Listen

Execution by cutting off the victim's head.  Synonym: decapitation.
Killing by cutting off the head.  Synonym: decapitation.

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"Beheading" Quotes from Famous Books

... flagons on the pile, replete With oil and honey, he inclined their mouths Toward the bier, and slew and added next, 220 Deep-groaning and in haste, four martial steeds. Nine dogs the hero at his table fed, Of which beheading two, their carcases He added also. Last, twelve gallant sons Of noble Trojans slaying (for his heart 225 Teem'd with great vengeance) he applied the force Of hungry flames that should devour the ...
— The Iliad of Homer - Translated into English Blank Verse • Homer

... of the three women wound her arms about Goll, and he beheading the two others, and he turned to face her and they wrestled together, till at last Goll gave her a great twist and threw her on the ground. He tied her fast then with the straps of a shield, and took his sword to make an end of her. But the ...
— Gods and Fighting Men • Lady I. A. Gregory

Words linked to "Beheading" :   capital punishment, death penalty, killing, putting to death, executing, kill, execution

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