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hanging

the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose. Now abolished in the UK.

HANGING, punishment. Death by the halter, or the suspending of a criminal, condemned to suffer death, by the neck, until life is extinct. A mode of capital punishment.

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The kidnappers are now awaiting trial and face execution by hanging if convicted.
The proper term for execution by hanging is to be hanged by the neck until you are dead, as the judges used to say.
This affidavit includes the signatures of twelve witnesses to the execution by hanging.
We have moved from execution by hanging, often public, to the electric chair, to the gas chamber, to chemical injection in an effort to "off" people more "humanely.
The fact of her conviction and execution by hanging is established in the first chapter of the novel, but neither this knowledge nor the emerging details of her troubled marriage - nor, indeed, the presence of her husband's diaries - undercuts the book's startling denouement.
He readily confessed to the killings, showed pictures of the victims to the police, and insisted on execution by hanging.
It was the first execution by hanging in more than 25 years, and reporters were eager to satisfy public curiosity about the event.
For many weeks, the media has been in a macabre frenzy in anticipation of the obscene and sickening spectacle: the first execution by hanging in the United States since 1965.
Saif al-Islam will be charged for urging supporters to kill demonstrators and revolutionaries during last year's uprising, and will face execution by hanging if he is found guilty.