Definitions for decollationˌdi kəˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•col•latedɪˈkɒl eɪt(v.t.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.

  1. to behead; decapitate.

Origin of decollate:

1590–1600; < L dēcollātus, ptp. of dēcollāre to behead =dē-de - +collāre, der. of collum neck

de•col•la•tionˌdi kəˈleɪ ʃən(n.)


  1. decollation(Noun)

    The act of beheading someone.

  2. Origin: From the decollatus, from de + collum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decollation(noun)

    the act of beheading or state of one beheaded; -- especially used of the execution of St. John the Baptist

  2. Decollation(noun)

    a painting representing the beheading of a saint or martyr, esp. of St. John the Baptist


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