What is DEATH WATCH?

A special guard set to watch a prisoner condemned to death, for some
days before the time for the execution, the special purpose being to prevent any escape
or any attempt to anticipate the sentence.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of DEATH WATCH helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary