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Executioner

A judicial executioner is a person who carries out a death sentence ordered by the state or other legal authority, which was known in feudal terminology as high justice.

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This article from Publisher's Weekly reviews Joel F. Harrington's book "The Faithful Executioner." We may have learned a lot about executioners' roles throughout history, but have we really understood their perspective? Perhaps Harrington can open our minds to this largely ignored occupation.

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