be put to death

be put to death

To be executed. The judge decided the murderer should be put to death.
See also: death, put

put (someone or some creature) to death

to kill someone or some creature. The killer was put to death right at midnight.
See also: death, put

put to death

Kill, execute, as in Another convicted murderer was put to death last night. [c. 1400]
See also: death, put

put to death

To execute.
See also: death, put
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I even allowed myself to be put to death so that you can see that it is the evil in human beings that is to blame, the evil which kills even the Son of God.
As Maximilian put it, "I am a Christian and cannot fight." As Martin of Tours put it, "I am a soldier of Christ; it is not lawful for me to fight." As Tertullian put it, "When Christ disarmed Peter in the garden, he disarmed all Christians." As Lactantius put it, "It can never be Lawful for a righteous man to go to war, since his warfare is in righteousness itself." As Cyprian put it, "Christians are not allowed to kill, but they must be willing to be put to death." These were men who--unlike Bush--chose their religion instead of inheriting it.
The question before the court: If teenagers commit murder, should they be put to death?
In fact, it was later revealed that Clark lied about his motivation for killing his parents--for the insurance money--so he would be put to death.