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Dictionary definition for: Hanging

1. (n) decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"

2. (n) a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead; "in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"

3. (n) the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely) "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"

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