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the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose. Now abolished in the UK.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Now I will make a jest of thee and a sorry jest withal, for I will quarter thee limb from limb, after thou art hanged." Then he spurred his horse forward and said no more to Stutely.
"You are going to be hanged. 'Tis a very simple matter, gentlemen and honest bourgeois!
I am going to have you hanged to amuse the vagabonds, and you are to give them your purse to drink your health.
"You will be hanged," replied the other, without hesitation.
| British fascist William Joyce, who was hanged for treason in 1946.
Once your first hook is in place, hang a weighted piece of string from it so you can see where to put your next hook.
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So you either put shelving above a short hang rod or do an entire column (or stack or section) of shelves to accommodate any items you would normally store on shelf--be it jeans, t-shirts and yes--even shoes.
The Talon Bracket System allows you to hang a single stand on multiple trees quickly with the purchase of additional brackets.
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On Wednesday morning, at 7.30am IST (Indian Standard Times), Kasab was hanged in the jail premises after which a team of doctors declared him dead.
Out come all the reasons again why hanging is the silver bullet for murder - but, of course, those in favour of the death penalty have no idea of what they are really calling for, or who they intend to hang.

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