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

  Execution \Ex`e*cu"tion\, n. [F. ex['e]cution, L. executio,
     1. The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to
        completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as,
        the execution of a plan, a work, etc.
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              The excellence of the subject contributed much to
              the happiness of the execution.       --Dryden.
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     2. A putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully
        inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer; to grant a
        stay of execution.
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              A warrant for his execution.          --Shak.
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     3. The act of the mode of performing a work of art, of
        performing on an instrument, of engraving, etc.; as, the
        execution of a statue, painting, or piece of music.
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              The first quality of execution is truth. --Ruskin.
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     4. The mode of performing any activity; as, the game plan was
        excellent, but its execution was filled with mistakes.
     5. (Law)
        (a) The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court
            of law.
        (b) A judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to
            carry a judgment into effect; final process.
        (c) The act of signing, and delivering a legal instrument,
            or giving it the forms required to render it valid;
            as, the execution of a deed, or a will.
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     6. That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective
        work; -- usually with do.
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              To do some fatal execution.           --Shak.
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     7. The act of sacking a town. [Obs.] --Beau. & FL.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: putting a condemned person to death [syn: execution,
           executing, capital punishment, death penalty]
      2: the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using
         knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they
         criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally
         improves performance" [syn: performance, execution,
         carrying out, carrying into action]
      3: (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction
         by a computer [syn: execution, instruction execution]
      4: (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a
         contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and
         delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and
         enforceable [syn: execution, execution of instrument]
      5: a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment
         that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff
         to carry it out [syn: execution, writ of execution]
      6: the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order;
         "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
         [syn: execution, implementation, carrying out]
      7: unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human
         being [syn: murder, slaying, execution]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  197 Moby Thesaurus words for "execution":
     accomplished fact, accomplishment, accordance, achievement,
     acquittal, acquittance, action, adherence, administration, agency,
     angary, annexation, annexure, approach, art, assassination,
     attachment, attainment, ax, bane, beheading, block, blood,
     bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, bringing to fruition, burning,
     cantando, capital punishment, care, carrying out, collectivization,
     commandeering, commission, communalization, communization,
     completion, compliance, conduct, confiscation, conformance,
     conformity, consummation, cross, crucifixion, dealing death,
     death chair, death chamber, decapitation, decollation,
     defenestration, delivery, demilegato, destruction,
     destruction of life, direction, discharge, dispatch, distraint,
     distress, doing, driving, drop, effectuation, electric chair,
     electrocution, eminent domain, enactment, enforcement, euthanasia,
     exercise, expression, expropriation, extermination, fait accompli,
     fingering, flow of blood, fruition, fulfillment, functioning,
     fusillade, gallows, gallows-tree, garnishment, garrote,
     gas chamber, gassing, gibbet, glissando, gore, guillotine, halter,
     handling, hanging, heed, heeding, hemlock, hemp, hempen collar,
     hot seat, immolation, implementation, impoundment, impressment,
     intonation, judicial murder, keeping, kill, killing, lapidation,
     legato, lethal chamber, levy, liquidation, maiden, management,
     manipulation, manner, martyrdom, martyrization, mastery,
     mercy killing, mezzo staccato, mission accomplished, mode, murder,
     music-making, nationalization, necktie party, noose, observance,
     observation, occupation, operancy, operation, overproduction,
     parlando, performance, performing, perpetration, pianism,
     pizzicato, poisoning, practice, production, productiveness,
     prosecution, pursuance, realization, removal, rendering, rendition,
     repercussion, respect, responsibility, right of angary,
     ritual killing, ritual murder, rope, rubato, running, sacrifice,
     satisfaction, scaffold, sequestration, shooting, skill, slaughter,
     slaying, slur, socialization, spiccato, staccato, stake, steering,
     stoning, strangling, strangulation, style, success, taking of life,
     technique, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows,
     the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope, touch,
     transaction, tree, work, working, workings

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      The process of carrying out
     the instructions in a computer program by a computer.
     See also dry run.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXECUTION, contracts. The accomplishment of a thing; as the execution of a 
  bond and warrant of attorney, which is the signing, sealing, and delivery of 
  the same. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXECUTION, crim. law. The putting a convict to death, agreeably to law, in 
  pursuance of his sentence. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXECUTION, practice. The act of carrying into effect the final judgment of a 
  court, or other jurisdiction. The writ which authorizes the officer so to 
  carry into effect such judgment is also called an execution. 
       2. A distinction has been made between an execution which is used to 
  make the money due on a judgment out of the property of the defendant, and 
  which is called a final execution; and one which tends to an end but is not 
  absolutely final, as a capias ad satisfaciendum, by virtue of which the body 
  of the defendant is taken, to the intent that the plaintiff shall be 
  satisfied his debt, &c., the imprisonment not being absolute, but until he 
  shall satisfy the same; this is called an execution quousque. 6 Co. 87. 
       3. Executions are either to recover specific things, or money. 1. Of 
  the first class are the writs of habere facias seisinam.; (q.v.) habere 
  facias possessionem; (q.v.) retorno habendo; (q.v.) distringas. (q.v.) 2. 
  Executions for the recovery of money are those which issue against the body 
  of the defendant, as the capias ad satisfaciendum, (q.v.); an attachment, 
  (q.v.); those which issue against his goods and chattels; namely, the fieri 
  facias, (q.v.); the, venditioni exponas, (q.v.); those which issue against 
  his lands, the levari facias; (q.v.) the liberari facias; the elegit. (q.v.)
  Vide 10 Vin. Ab. 541; 1 Ves. jr. 430; 1 Sell. Pr. 512; Bac. Ab. h.t.; 
  Com. Dig. h.t.; the various Digests, h.t.; Tidd's Pr. Index, h.t.; 3 
  Bouv. Inst. n. 3365, et seq. Courts will at any time grant leave to amend an 
  execution so as to make it conformable to the judgment on which it was 
  issued. 1 Serg. & R. 98. A writ of error lies on an award of execution. 5 
  Rep. 32, a; 1 Rawle, Rep. 47, 48; Writ of Execution; 

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