Definition of EXECUTIONER


EXECUTIONER

The name given to him who puts criminals to death,
according
to their sentence, a hangman.

2. In the United States, executions are so rare that there are no
executioners by profession. It is the duty of the sheriff or marshal to
perform this office, or to procure a deputy to do it for him.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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