ETYM French, from Guillotin, a French physician, who proposed, in the Constituent Assembly of 1789, to abolish decapitation with the ax or sword.
In politics, a device used by UK governments in which the time allowed for debating a bill in the House of Commons is restricted so as to ensure its speedy passage to receiving the royal assent (that is, to becoming law). The tactic of guillotining was introduced during the 1880s to overcome attempts by Irish members of Parliament to obstruct the passing of legislation. The guillotine is also used as a parliamentary process in France.
(capital punishment) Beheading device consisting of a metal blade that descends between two posts. It was common in the Middle Ages and was introduced 1791 in an improved design by physician Joseph Ignace Guillotin (1738–1814) in France. It was subsequently used for executions during the French Revolution. It is still in use in some countries.
Consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people.
Sprava kojom su u Francusko odsecali glave osuđenih; uvedena za vreme francuske buržoaske revolucije 1792. godine. (fr.)
To kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine.
Otseći glavu na giljotini.