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 Definition A device developed by Doctor Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, a French physician, as a humane device for execution. [d] [e]
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Among the most effective fast weight loss techniques. Howard C. Berkowitz 01:22, 28 April 2011 (CDT)

And other meanings:
  1. device for cutting paper
  2. motion for limiting debating time
Peter Jackson 03:57, 28 April 2011 (CDT)
Should this be specifically the French device, with a parent article of beheading? While I forget its exact name, there is a very similar German device, which differs principally in having a curved rather than a diagonal blade, and is sometimes called a guillotine.
Also, do I remember correctly that Dr. Guillotin did not actually invent it but introduced the legislation to use it? Howard C. Berkowitz 11:22, 29 April 2011 (CDT)