[ek-si-kyoo-shuh n] /ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃən/
the act or process of .
the state or fact of being .
the infliction of capital punishment or, formerly, of any legal punishment.
the process of performing a judgment or sentence of a court:
The judge stayed execution of the sentence pending appeal.
a mode or style of performance; technical skill, as in music:
The pianist’s execution of the sonata was consummate.
effective, usually destructive action, or the result attained by it (usually preceded by do):
The grenades did rapid execution.
Law. a judicial writ directing the enforcement of a judgment.
Computers. the act of running, or the results of having run, a program or routine, or the performance of an instruction.
the act or process of executing
the carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
the style or manner in which something is accomplished or performed; technique: as a pianist his execution is poor
mid-14c., from Anglo-French execucioun (late 13c.), Old French execucion “a carrying out” (of an order, etc.), from Latin executionem (nominative executio) “an accomplishing,” noun of action from past participle stem of exequi/exsequi “to follow out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + sequi “follow” (see sequel).
Sense of “act of putting to death” (mid-14c.) is from Middle English legal phrases such as don execution of deth “carry out a sentence of death.” Literal meaning “action of carrying something into effect” is from late 14c. John McKay, coach of the woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers (U.S. football team), when asked by a reporter what he thought of his team’s execution, replied, “I think it would be a good idea.” Executor and executioner were formerly used indifferently, because both are carrying out legal orders.
[ek-si-kyoo-shuh-ner] /ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃə nər/ noun 1. an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuance of a legal warrant. 2. a person who an act, will, judgment, etc. /ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃənə/ noun 1. an official charged with carrying out the death sentence passed upon a condemned person 2. an assassin, esp one appointed by a political or […]
- Execution file
noun See executable file
[ig-zek-yuh-tiv] /ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv/ noun 1. a person or group of persons having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization. 2. the person or persons in whom the supreme executive power of a government is vested. 3. the executive branch of a government. adjective 4. of, relating to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, […]
noun, U.S. Government. 1. an agreement, usually pertaining to administrative matters and less formal than an international treaty, made between chiefs of state without senatorial approval.