ETYM French exécution, Latin executio, exsecutio.
1. Putting a condemned person to death; SYN. executing, capital punishment, death penalty.
2. The act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; SYN. implementation, carrying out.
3. The process of carrying out an instruction by a computer.
capital punishment · carrying into action · carrying out · death penalty · executing · execution of instrument · implementation · instruction execution · murder · performance · slaying · writ of execution