Definitions of execution

  1. 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"
  2. the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; " the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
  3. ( computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
  4. ( 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
  5. unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
  6. The act of the mode of performing a work of art, of performing on an instrument, of engraving, etc.; as, the execution of a statue, painting, or piece of music.
  7. The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law.
  8. A judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process.
  9. The act of signing, and delivering a legal instrument, or giving it the forms required to render it valid; as, the execution of a deed, or a will.
  10. The act of sacking a town.
  11. That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; - usually with do.
  12. Performance; the act or manner of carrying anything into effect; completion; a legal warrant or order; the act of making a legal paper valid; capital punishment, destruction; effective work.
  13. Act of executing or performing: accomplishment: completion: carrying into effect the sentence of a court of law: the warrant for so doing.
  14. Performance; completion; carrying out a legal sentence; death by order of law.
  15. The act of executing; performance; enforcement; signing, as of a deed; capital punishment; a judicial writ.
  16. The act of executing; performance; the carrying into effect a judgment of court; the warrant empowering an officer to carry a judgement into effect; the act of signing and sealing a legal instrument to render it valid; the infliction of punishment by death; effective result; the mode of performing a work of art, and the dexterity with which it is accomplished.
  17. Performance; mode of performing or carrying into effect; a legal warrant or order; capital punishment.