Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun execution

7 senses of execution

Sense 1
execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty -- (putting a condemned person to death)
       => corporal punishment -- (the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime)

Sense 2
performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action -- (the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

Sense 3
execution, instruction execution -- ((computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer)
       => process, physical process -- (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls")

Sense 4
execution, execution of instrument -- ((law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable)
       => subscription -- (the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document); "the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature")

Sense 5
execution, writ of execution -- (a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out)
       => court order -- (a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something)

Sense 6
execution, implementation, carrying out -- (the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy")
       => enforcement -- (the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to)

Sense 7
murder, slaying, execution -- (unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being)
       => homicide -- (the killing of a human being by another human being)

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