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Noun: beheading  bu'he-ding
  1. Execution by cutting off the victim's head
    - decapitation
  2. Killing by cutting off the head
    - decapitation
Verb: behead  bi'hed
  1. Cut the head of
    "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution";
    - decapitate, decollate

Derived forms: beheadings

Type of: capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution, kill, killing, putting to death

Encyclopedia: Beheading