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Execution

execution n

1 : the act or process of executing [witnessed the of the will]
2 : a putting to death as fulfillment of a judicial death sentence
3 : the process of enforcing a judgment (as against a debtor)
;also
: a judicial writ (as fieri facias) by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect see also levy


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.