what is difference between beheading and decapitation
From behead + -ing
- present participle of behead
beheading (countable and uncountable, plural beheadings)
- An instance of a person being beheaded.
- A large crowd gathered to see the beheading.
- The guillotine was meant to humanize beheadings, but allowed the French Revolution to execute people at an industrial rate.
From French décapitation.
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪkæpɪˈteɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
decapitation (countable and uncountable, plural decapitations)
- Beheading; the act of beheading or decapitating.
- If the headsman’s axe was sharp and his aim was true, decapitation was a quick and relatively painless form of death
- The ousting or destruction of the ruling body of a government or other organization.
- A decapitation strike carried out by drone killed many of the country’s senior generals.
- (politics) The unseating of a senior politician.
- The decapitation of the Foreign Secretary was a significant publicity coup for the opposition.
- decapitation strike
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