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 for Executing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Execute \Ex"e*cute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Executed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Executing.] [F. ex['e]cuter, L. executus, exsecutus,
     p. p. of exequi to follow to the end, pursue; ex out + sequi
     to follow. See Second, Sue to follow up, and cf.
     Exequy.]
     1. To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into
        complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to
        perform.
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              Why delays
              His hand to execute what his decree
              Fixed on this day?                    --Milton.
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     2. To complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is
        required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps
        sealing and delivering; as, to execute a deed, lease,
        mortgage, will, etc.
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     3. To give effect to; to do what is provided or required by;
        to perform the requirements or stipulations of; as, to
        execute a decree, judgment, writ, or process.
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     4. To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in
        conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.
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     5. To put to death illegally; to kill. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     6. (Mus.) To perform, as a piece of music or other feat of
        skill, whether on an instrument or with the voice, or in
        any other manner requiring physical activity; as, to
        execute a difficult part brilliantly; to execute a coup;
        to execute a double play.
  
     Syn: To accomplish; effect; fulfill; achieve; consummate;
          finish; complete. See Accomplish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  executing \ex"e*cut`ing\ n.
     putting a condemned person to death.
  
     Syn: execution, capital punishment, death penalty.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  executing
      n 1: putting a condemned person to death [syn: execution,
           executing, capital punishment, death penalty]

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