execution-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: the legal enactment of a death penalty

Commentary: EXECUTION[+event][+killing][+of_person][+legal][+penalty][+death]

They will transport the prisoner to the place of execution in the morning.
There were videos of the dictator's execution on the Internet.
A stay of execution from the governor came just minutes before the prisoner was placed into the electric chair.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: illegal, premeditated, ritualized killing of someone

Commentary: EXECUTION[+event][+killing][+of_person][-legal][+premeditated][+ritualized][+murder]

The execution of the man's wife and children by the roadside looked like the work of a drug gang.
The guerillas' execution of two news correspondents caused an international furor.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 3: the performance or carrying out of a task

Commentary: EXECUTION[+event][+performance][+social][+task]

The execution of this new plan will be more difficult than you think.
John was found negligent in the execution of his duties as chief administrator of the hospital.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: the technique or style of doing an action

Commentary: EXECUTION[+action][+physical][+technique][+performance]

Skipping a stone across water is all in the execution of the wrist.
The execution of such difficult spins on the ice takes years of practice.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 5: performance of a computer instruction

Commentary: EXECUTION[+event][+electronic][+performance][+instruction][+computer]

How many thousands of executions can this computer do in a second?
Compiling the software program will speed up its execution.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 6: putting a legal contract into effect

Commentary: EXECUTION[+event][+making+effective][+contract][+legal]

The execution of the sale was finalized by both parties signing the contract.
The execution of his grandfather's will was blocked by legal technicalities.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 7: a court order, short for 'writ of execution'

Commentary: EXECUTION[+entity][+artifact][+document][+legal][+court_order] [+state][+legal][+authorization][+enforcement][+by_sheriff]

The sheriff put the deadbeat tenants out on the street by a writ of execution.
The judge issued a writ of execution to recover the plaintiff's possessions.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5