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Definitions for capital offense
cap·i·tal of·fense

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  1. capital offensenoun

    a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate


  1. capital offensenoun

    A crime for which the maximum penalty is capital punishment.

  2. capital offensenoun

    A crime for which the maximum penalty is life in prison without parole.


  1. capital offense

    A capital offense is a crime that is punishable by death. These crimes are considered so severe and serious that they warrant the ultimate punishment. The determination of what constitutes a capital offense varies by country and jurisdiction, but can include crimes such as murder, treason, espionage, and in some cases, severe drug trafficking.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capital offense in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capital offense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of capital offense in a Sentence

  1. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf:

    Numerous recent studies have called into question the accuracy and fundamental fairness of Pennsylvania's capital sentencing system, these studies suggest that inherent biases affect the makeup of death row. While data is incomplete, there are strong indications that a person is more likely to be charged with a capital offense and sentenced to death if he is poor or of a minority racial group, and particularly where the victim of the crime was Caucasian.

  2. Emilie Fe delos Santos:

    We filed a murder case, it's a capital offense so there will be no bail. There was aggravated treachery, abuse of superior strength and cruelty.

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  • trestný činCzech
  • KapitalverbrechenGerman
  • ard-loghtManx
  • przestępstwo śmierciPolish
  • преступление, караемое смертной казньюRussian

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