put to death
to put to death
kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
- He was put to death finally.
- They demanded the king be put to death at once.
- It is not right to put a man to death for punishment.
- They sacrificed forbidden swine, and put to death all who refused to eat.
- Darren is to be put through a trial. If he fails, it's the death penalty!
- One who steals a hook (for his girdle) is put to death for it: another who steals a state becomes its prince.
- A puttable instrument is a financial instrument that gives the holder the right to put the instrument back to the issuer for cash or another financial asset or is automatically put back to the issuer on the occurrence of an uncertain future event or the death or retirement of the instrument holder.
- Article 1(3) of this Convention defines a ‘terrorist act’ as ‘any act which is a violation of the criminal laws of a State Party and which may endanger the life, physical integrity or freedom of, or cause serious injury or death to, any person, any number or group of persons or causes or may cause damage to public or private property, natural resources, environmental or cultural heritage and is calculated or intended to:i) intimidate, put in fear, force, coerce or induce any government, body, institution, the general public or any segment thereof, to do or abstain from doing any act, or to adopt or abandon a particular standpoint, or to act according to certain principles; orii) disrupt any public service, the delivery of any essential service to the public or to create a public emergency; oriii) create general insurrection in a State.’The definition in this Article also covers the financing of terrorism, insofar as it includes ‘any promotion, sponsoring, contribution to, command, aid, incitement, encouragement, attempt, threat, conspiracy, organizing, or procurement of any person, with the intent to commit any act referred to in [the preceding] paragraph.’