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noun execution pronunciation in American English /ˌeksəˈkjuʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the act of killing a person as a punishment for a crime
    Convicted drug traffickers may face execution.
    There have been no executions in this state for almost 15 years.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal the act of completing something that you have agreed or planned to do
    execution of: He has failed in the execution of his duties.

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