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a member of a gang that carries out death sentences.

derived from medieval times, where a headsman would behead criminals or traitors in public executions.

see hitman, executioner
Ser Ilyn Payne AKA The King's Justice was the royal headsman for King Joffrey I Baratheon's court in the 'a song of Ice and Fire' saga.
by Tengu March 06, 2007
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