1. The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc.
  2. A putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer.
  3. The act of the mode of performing a work of art, of performing on an instrument, of engraving, etc.; as, the execution of a statue, painting, or piece of music.
  4. The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law.
  5. A judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process.
  6. The act of signing, and delivering a legal instrument, or giving it the forms required to render it valid; as, the execution of a deed, or a will.
  7. That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; -- usually with do.
  8. The act of sacking a town.