Lapidation Law and Legal Definition

Lapidation means stoning to death. It is the execution of the death penalty by stoning the defendant to death. It is also known as stoning.

Lapidation is a form of capital punishment where a group of people throw stones at a person until the person dies. In such cases, a particular individual cannot be identified as the executioner. Stoning is slower than other forms of execution, and therefore is a form of execution by torture.