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English definition of “hanging”

hanging

noun [C or U] (KILL)    /ˈhæŋ.ɪŋ/
the act of killing someone, especially as a punishment for a serious crime, by dropping them with a rope tied around their neckDeath penalties
(Definition of hanging noun (KILL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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