Translation of executioner in Spanish:


verdugo, n.

Pronunciation /ˌɛksəˈkjuʃ(ə)nər/ /ɛksɪˈkjuːʃ(ə)nə/

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    verdugo masculine
    • It had been difficult to find an executioner to carry out the sentence.
    • It will also tell the story of Henry's brother Thomas, who was the longest serving of the Pierrepoint executioners and carried out around 300 hangings in 40 years.
    • He has repeatedly appealed to his supporters and voters not to offer any resistance and to continue to trust the state, its executioners and its prison wardens.
    • The military will act as interrogators, prosecutors, defense counsel, judges, and when death sentences are imposed, as executioners.
    • He struggled as a man condemned to death struggles in the hands of the executioner, knowing that he cannot save himself.
    • The executioner shook the condemned man's hands, removed the steps and the platform dropped back on its hinges.
    • I hate to admit it but I feel almost afraid, as if I'm waiting in a condemned cell for the arrival of an executioner.
    • As they leave, a white liquid giving off a gas slowly seeps from the left and we discover these men are executioners and this is a death chamber.
    • The executioners are armed with rifles carrying bayonets and they stand about two steps away from the condemned.
    • Near them are statues of the three executioners Bao employed to put different ranks of criminals to death.
    • Back in the bad old days, didn't condemned criminals sometimes have to pay the executioner's fee for chopping off their own heads?
    • There were interviews with executioners who described the process that was unfolding behind the prison walls.
    • The masked executioner slipped the noose around Shadow's neck and slowly adjusted it to fit.
    • Led to the scaffold from a death row cell, he was prepped for the noose by a masked executioner.
    • It would neither distress the condemned person, nor the executioner on the other side as he pulled the trigger.
    • But the killing fails to meet the standard of a crime even now, because her executioners believed they were dispatching an enemy agent, and the integrity of that belief cannot be invalidated retrospectively.
    • There are even interviews with white riot policeman and executioners, but the power of the film belongs to the music, and ‘powerful’ is an understatement.