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decapitation

 [de-kap″ĭ-ta´shun]
removal of the head, as of an animal, fetus, or bone.

de·cap·i·ta·tion

(dē-kap'i-tā'shŭn),
Removal of a head. See: decapitate.

decapitation

/de·cap·i·ta·tion/ (de-kap″ĭ-ta´shun) the removal of the head, as of an animal, fetus, or bone.

decapitation

[dēkap′itā′shən]
literally, cutting off the head, as the head of a bone or the head of a fetus when delivery is not possible otherwise. This is no longer performed in clinical practice.

de·cap·i·ta·tion

(dē-kap'-i-tā'shŭn)
Removal of a head.

decapitation

removal of the head, as of an animal, fetus or bone.
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This was highlighted during the Kargil war when ( Gen Pervez) Musharraf rewarded Ilyas Kashmiri for beheading an Indian soldier," Commodore Bhaskar said.
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The barbaric beheading of 12 Pakistani soldiers and killing by gunfire of some others by the Taliban adds a new grisly chapter to the long list of outrages committed by the extremists.
In France it is a different story, where beheading was their preferred choice of punishment, just as hanging was here.
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A TERRORIST linked to the beheading of Ken Bigley has been killed in Iraq.
Colin Powell, the United States Secretary of State, last night condemned as barbarous the beheading of US hostage Paul Johnson by Islamic militants in Saudi Arabia and he vowed to redouble American efforts to combat terrorism.
Saudi Arabia last night hit back against al Qaida militants, just hours after the beheading of American hostage Paul Johnson.