capital crime
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

capital crime
A crime punishable by death.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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  • Capital crime — Crime Crime (kr[imac]m), n. [F. crime, fr. L. crimen judicial decision, that which is subjected to such a decision, charge, fault, crime, fr. the root of cernere to decide judicially. See {Certain}.] 1. Any violation of law, either divine or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capital crime — UK US noun [countable] [singular capital crime plural capital crimes] a crime for which the punishment is death Thesaurus: types of crimehypernym general words for crimes …   Useful english dictionary

  • capital crime — noun count a crime for which the punishment is death …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • capital crime — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms capital crime : singular capital crime plural capital crimes a crime for which the punishment is death …   English dictionary

  • capital crime — Crime punishable with death …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • capital crime — noun A crime that is punishable by death …   Wiktionary

  • capital crime — /kæpətl ˈkraɪm/ (say kapuhtl kruym) noun → capital offence …   Australian English dictionary

  • capital crime — Same as capital offense …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Capital punishment in Oregon — Capital punishment is legal in the U.S. state of Oregon. The first execution under the territorial government was in 1851. Capital punishment was made explicitly legal by statute in 1864, and executions have been carried out exclusively at the… …   Wikipedia

  • Capital punishment in New Hampshire — Capital punishment in the U.S. state of New Hampshire is a legal form of punishment for the crime of capital murder. Capital murder is the only crime for which the death penalty can be imposed in the state. Since 1734, twenty four people have… …   Wikipedia

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