decollation definition

  • noun:
    • The act of beheading someone.
    • The act of beheading or state of 1 beheaded; -- especially utilized of this execution of St. John the Baptist.
    • A painting representing the beheading of a saint or martyr, esp. of St. John the Baptist.
    • The work of beheading; decapitation; hawaii of one beheaded.
    • particularly In surgery, removing the top of this son or daughter in instances of tough parturition.
    • In conchology, the removal—by death, development, or accident—of the top of whorls of a spiral layer following the pet features ceased to take all of them. See cut in center column.

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