Definition of Cangue

1. Noun. An instrument of punishment formerly used in China for petty criminals; consists of a heavy wooden collar enclosing the neck and arms.

Generic synonyms: Instrument Of Punishment



Definition of Cangue

1. n. A very broad and heavy wooden collar which certain offenders in China are compelled to wear as a punishment.

Definition of Cangue

1. Noun. A heavy wooden collar or yoke borne on the shoulders and enclosing the neck and arms, formerly used in China to punish petty criminals. ¹

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Definition of Cangue

1. an ancient Chinese punishing device [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cangue

caneware
canewares
caneworking
canfield
canfieldite
canfieldites
canfields
canful
canfuls
cang
cangle
cangled
cangles
cangling
cangs
cangue (current term)
cangues
canhouse
canhouses
canicide
canicides
canicola fever
canicular
canicular days
canicule
canid
canids
canier
caniest
canikin

Literary usage of Cangue

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1. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Besides wearing the small cangue, which has the two slips of paper pasted ... Sometimes those who have cuffs on their hands have no cangue about their necks ..."

2. China Historical and Descriptive by Charles Henry Eden (1877)
"Three months is the usual time for wearing the cangue when the criminals are robbers ... When a criminal is ordered to wear the cangue, the two parts of the ..."

3. Sketches in and Around Shanghai Etc by John D. Clark (1894)
"THE cangue AND THE CHAIN-GANG, fft HE prisoners sentenced at the Mixed Court receive a wide variety of punishments. The (sp Magistrate either imposes a fine ..."

4. A Journey Through the Chinese Empire by Evariste Régis Huc (1855)
"... of Literary Composition—Quarrel with a Doctor—A Citizen in the cangue-—His Deliverance—Visit to the Tribunal of Ou-chan —The Prefect and Military ..."

5. China: A History of the Laws, Manners, and Customs of the People by John Henry Gray (1878)
"At Soo-chow I saw an old farmer who had a cangue round his neck, ... At Soo-chow I saw another miserable-looking being to whose neck a cangue was fastened, ..."

6. China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. by Henri-Léonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin (1813)
"PUNISHMENT OF THE TCHA, OR cangue. THE Eastern nations expose criminals in a kind of .collar or pillory, which consists in fastening their neck into a large ..."

7. Notes and Commentaries on Chinese Criminal Law, and Cognate Topics: With by Ernest Alabaster, Chaloner Alabaster, China (1899)
"The well-known punishment of the cangue \$\ |Ju , familiar to all who have read anything about China, is commonly resorted to for lesser offences — though ..."

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