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hung also: hanged
: to suspend by the neck until dead esp. as a form of execution often hanged in the past tense
1 : to die by hanging often hanged in the past tense [he ed for his crimes]
2 : to be unable to reach a decision or verdict [the jury hung on 19 counts against [him] "Randall Samborn"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.