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Definition of hanging:

  1. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
  2. Death by suspension; execution by a halter.
  3. of Hang
  4. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
  5. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
  6. That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a door or window; - used chiefly in the plural.
  7. The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.

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stooping, beetling, wall hanging, hiatus, capital punishment, charge, annul, aggravated, pendent, declined, dangling, intermission, death warrant, descending, projecting, abatement, acquittal, bring in a verdict, death row, suspended, pendant, criminality, abeyance, reprieve, hit-and-run, jutting, weeping, the chair, aggravating, interruption, electric chair, inclining, acquit, suspension system, pensile, extraditable, heinous, descendant, droopy, hung, death sentence, citation, chargeable, award, gangland, declining, hang, behead, the death penalty, call for, fastened to, temporary removal, bar, suspension, execute, break, first-degree, respite, dangly, supported, overhanging, crucifixion, pause.

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