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Dictionary definition for: Execution

1. (n) putting a condemned person to death

2. (n) the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor" "experience generally improves performance"

3. (n) (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer

4. (n) (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable

5. (n) a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out

6. (n) the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"

7. (n) unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

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