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Definition of execution
1the carrying out or putting into effect of a plan, order, or course of action:he was fascinated by the entire operation and its execution the technique or style with which an artistic work is produced or carried out:the opera’s creative execution Law the putting into effect of a legal instrument or order. Law seizure of the property or person of a debtor in default of payment. Computing the performance of an instruction or program. 2the carrying out of a sentence of death on a condemned person:the execution of juveniles is prohibited by international law the place of execution executions of convicted murderers the killing of someone as a political act.