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death row (countable and uncountable, plural death rows)

  1. The section of a prison which houses those inmates who are sentenced to death.
    • 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Reggie Clemons has one last chance to save his life. After 19 years on death row in Missouri for the murder of two young women, he has been granted a final opportunity to persuade a judge that he should be spared execution by lethal injection.

Usage notesEdit

When someone is described as being on death row, the implication is that the person has been sentenced to death and is awaiting execution.