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death warrant

Definitions

  • The death warrant. P. 542
    The death warrant. P. 542
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n death warrant a warrant to execute the death sentence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Death warrant (Law) An order from the proper authority for the execution of a criminal.
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Usage

In literature:

That thing is a blanket warrant of death.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
If I did, I might, for anything I know, involuntarily be signing the death-warrant of the Corporation!
"The Brass Bottle" by F. Anstey
He had his death-warrant written legibly upon his face.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She thought she read in that fatal receipt her death warrant.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
Sir Robert Tichborne (Skinner), mayor in 1656, sat on the trial of Charles I., and signed the death warrant.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
They consented to the act of deposition in each case, and that was the same as to sign the death-warrant.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
With his hand upon the knob, he felt that the closing of that door was like sealing the death warrant of his hopes.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Your name and features are a certain death warrant in this house.
"A Monk of Cruta" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Oh, blacker than ten thousand death-warrants!
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
That drop is my death-warrant; I must die.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
That's my death warrant," he grinned, "I mean my will.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
The first document presented for his signature was a death-warrant.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
Almost the first paper she came upon was her father's death warrant.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
To deliver him into the hands of these rebels was as good as to sign his death-warrant.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
That voice from on high will be my death-warrant.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
She saw herself taking precedence at Little Milstead and issuing its social life and death warrants.
"Patricia Brent, Spinster" by Herbert Jenkins
On the 10th, yielding to the queen's fears and to the mob surging round his palace, he signed his death-warrant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Because the governor was a Christian man, they thought he would not sign the death-warrant.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
By the British and Tories the Declaration of Independence was called the death warrant of the signers.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Yet he felt like a man who had signed his own death warrant.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
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In news:

It has been 17 years and three execution warrants since Trista Eng's murderer was sentenced to death.
18 pm Eastern A Nevada judge released warrant documents Wednesday similar to those previously disclosed in the investigation of pop singer Michael Jackson's death.
A second-degree murder warrant has been issued for a man suspected in the Sunday morning shooting death of another man at a Slidell nightclub, St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Capt.
Windsor Police Seeking Arrest Warrant In Death Of Local Teen.
Tom Corbett signed Mark Newton Spotz's death warrant a day after Hubert Lester Michael received a stay of execution.
Oxford police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man on charges of driving while intoxicated when his SUV collided with another vehicle resulting in the deaths of two University of Mississippi students.
BOONVILLE — A Columbia woman was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant issued by Cooper County in connection with the May death of an 11-week-old girl in Boonville.
An arrest warrant has been issued in Grant County for a man wanted in the shooting death last fall of another man in the central Washington town of Quincy .
A judge decided Wednesday to keep sealed the latest search warrant issued in Clark County after pop superstar Michael Jackson's death.
Nine months after the death of Michael Jackson, search warrant documents showing what they found in the King of Pop's home have been released, and RadarOnline.com has all the details.
Prosecutors on Friday obtained another search warrant in the investigation into a 14-year-old's shooting death on Hill Street in Wilkes-Barre.
The jury found there were aggravating circumstances that warranted the death penalty during the first phase of Camacho-De Jesus' sentencing .
Warrant based on new leads in the 1984 death of 9-year-old Mei Leung.
Watch WESH 2 News First at 4 p.m. Search warrants for the home of a man accused in the deaths of two Volusia County women shed new light on the case.
Share Search warrants show suspect in Marine wife's death motivated by jealousy.
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In science:

In the literature this kind of tetrads are discussed since the 1980-ies and by some authors they are considered as “death warrant” for the teleparallel theory (tetrad gravity).
Matrix theory of gravitation
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