Decapitate De*cap"i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decapitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decapitating}.] [LL. decapitatus, p. p. of decapitare; L. de- + caput head. See {Chief}.] 1. To cut off the head of; to behead. [1913 Webster]

2. To remove summarily from office. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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