Capital Punishment Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Capital Punishment, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Capital Punishment?

(n) Capital punishment is the death sentence awarded for capital offences like crimes involving planned murder, multiple murders, repeated crimes, rape and murder etc where in the criminal provisions consider such persons as a gross danger to the existence of the society and provide death punishment.