Execution

Definition of Execution

Ex`e`cu´tion
n.1.The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc.
The excellence of the subject contributed much to the happiness of the execution.
- Dryden.
2.A putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer; to grant a stay of execution.
A warrant for his execution.
- Shak.
3.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.
The first quality of execution is truth.
- Ruskin.
4.The mode of performing any activity; as, the game plan was excellent, but its execution was filled with mistakes.
5.(Law) The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law.
6.That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; - usually with do.
To do some fatal execution.
- Shak.
7.The act of sacking a town.

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