decapitation

(redirected from Beheadings)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Beheadings: Isis

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.

de·cap·i·ta·tion

(dē-kap'-i-tā'shŭn)
Removal of a head.
References in periodicals archive ?
The masked fanatic, believed to be responsible for the beheading of two British and two American hostages, is reported to have been taken to hospital after narrowly escaping death in the raid.
First, a beheading feels different because it reveals something about the minds of the killers.
The report said that Facebook had earlier issued a temporary ban on graphic content on its site after a video of a woman's beheading circulated on the site, but relaxed the ban totally saying such videos, if posted for condemnation, are allowed to be shared.
It later backed down after protests and said it would take down posts which celebrated or encouraged beheadings.
A VIDEO showing the beheading of British hostage Ken Bigley was found in the home of a bookseller accused of "priming people for terrorism", a jury was told.
Abu Yusuf blamed al-Shabab for the beheadings and said the clerics were unarmed when they were attacked.
Beginning with the archeological finds of hominid and early man's fascination with decapitation, she sees the act of beheading as the first symbolic act, as it represents a means of understanding the notion of the integrated body and its desecration or celebration through the removal and veneration of the head.
Hanif Kureishi, the writer famous for My Beautiful Launderette and most recently Venus, has been shortlisted for the National Short Story Prize - for a tale about beheading.
In broadcasting beheadings on the Internet, al-Qaeda and other such groups hope to rally the faithful.
Losing our heads; beheadings in literature and culture.
'Islanders were beginning to accept that beheadings and delimbings were a normal part of trying to resolve differences.
Farhan is known to have been involved in several beheadings.