Sometimes, in cases of capital punishment, decapitation was performed by degrees!
It is true this might be done physically after decapitation, but it could not be done morally.
The manner of it was decapitation, the instrument a mowing machine.
The price of contumacy was outlawry, and decapitation between the two columns.
The shocking custom of decapitation owes its origin to superstition.
"That must have been after the Queen's decapitation," said Berengaria.
Guillotin introduces the machine for decapitation, bearing his name.
Why ought Charles I to have preferred burning to decapitation?
In Germany the last witch was executed in 1749, by decapitation.
True it is that decapitation is a very common punishment in the Chinese army.