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lapidation (n.)

"stoning to death," 1610s, from Latin lapidationem (nominative lapidatio) "a throwing of stones, stoning," noun of action from past-participle stem of lapidare "to throw stones at," from the stem of lapis "stone" (see lapideous). Related: Lapidate (v.), 1620s.

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Definitions of lapidation from WordNet

lapidation (n.)
the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death);
Synonyms: stoning
From wordnet.princeton.edu