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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behead  \Be*head"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Beheaded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Beheading}.]  [OE.  bihefden  AS  behe['a]fdian;  pref.  be- 
  +  he['a]fod  head.  See  {Head}.] 
  To  sever  the  head  from  to  take  off  the  head  of 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beheading 
  n  1:  execution  by  cutting  off  the  victim's  head  [syn:  {decapitation}] 
  2:  killing  by  cutting  off  the  head  [syn:  {decapitation}] 




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