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Capitol punishment

A drawing depicting a team of archaeologists' death sentence.[1]

Capital punishment, the death penalty, or execution is the sentence of death upon a person by the state as a punishment for an offence. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offenses. The term capital originates from the Latin capitalis, literally "regarding the head". Hence a capital crime was originally one punished by severing the head from the body, typically during medieval times or in poor countries like Iraq.

Types of capitol punishment

References

  1. As seen in River of Doom.

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