American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Behead

BEHEAD’, v.t. behed’. [be and head.]

To cut off the head; to sever the head from the body, with a cutting instrument; appropriately used of the execution of men for crimes.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Behead," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed February 29, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9FYUWDWW2KHH4QM.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Behead." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 29 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9FYUWDWW2KHH4QM.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Behead' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 29 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9FYUWDWW2KHH4QM.