Definition for DE-COL-LA'TION

DE-COL-LA'TION, n. [L. decollatio, from decollo, to behead; de and collum, the neck.]

The act of beheading; the act of cutting off the neck of an animal, and severing the head from the body. It is especially used of St. John the Baptist, and of a painting which represents his beheading.

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