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Meaning of EXECUTIONER

Pronunciation:  `eksu'kyooshunur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
 

EXECUTIONER is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: public executioner
 
 See Also: electrocutioner, hangman, headman, headsman, killer, slayer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex`e*cu"tion*er\, n.
1. One who executes; an executer. --Bacon.

2. One who puts to death in conformity to legal warrant, as a
   hangman.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Mark 6:27). Instead of the Greek word, Mark here uses a Latin word, speculator, which literally means "a scout," "a spy," and at length came to denote one of the armed bodyguard of the emperor. Herod Antipas, in imitation of the emperor, had in attendance on him a company of speculatores. They were sometimes employed as executioners, but this was a mere accident of their office. (See MARK, GOSPEL OF.)

 

 

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