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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.
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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Kramer, executed in 1945, was one of hundreds of war criminals Pierrepoint hanged in Germany.
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press photo The Kurdish Globe Based on latest reports, a 43-old man was hanged in front of his family members at Sari prison in Iran on June 17.
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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.
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