• Beheading; the act of beheading or decapitating

    "If the headsman's axe was sharp and his aim was true, decapitation was a quick and relatively painless form of death"

  • (politics) The unseating of a senior politician.

    "The decapitation of the Foreign Secretary was a significant publicity coup for the opposition."

  • The ousting or destruction of the ruling body of a government or other organization.

    "A decapitation strike carried out by drone killed many of the country's senior generals."

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