Definition of death warrant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

death warrant

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an official document stating that somebody should receive the punishment of being killed for a crime that they have committed The President signed the death warrant. If you pay the ransom, you may be signing your son's death warrant. (figurative) By withdrawing the funding, the government signed the project's death warrant.
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