caning

(redirected from canings)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for caning

work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)

References in periodicals archive ?
Colombo, April 21 -- Responding to the caning of several people - including unmarried couples, punished for showing affection in public, and two women sex workers - in Aceh on Friday.
Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid said:"Caning is an inhuman and degrading form of punishment that may amount to torture which should never be used in any circumstances.
He added the canings will be carried out inside prisons and members of the public and media will be allowed to witness but not record images or videos of the punishment.
"I have known such bruising still visible six weeks after the caning that caused it."
incidentally, I remember my school days when canings, clips around the ear and having blackboard erasers thrown at you were common place, without a murmur from the education authorities.
Hishammuddin said Kartika's case had flagged concerns about how women should be flogged and that the recent canings demonstrated that the prisons department can carry out punishments in accordance with Islamic law.
He said that although the Islamic laws fixed between 40 to 80 canings for alcohol consumption, the Syariah Court had no jurisdiction to impose hudud sentences.
The anti-social behaviour that we see today would have been dealt with by a few canings.
The June canings were also the first since the province implemented Islamic law in 2001.
Pupils have been delving into their school's past in a special project and uncovered a world of punishment books, canings, traditional ink pots and pens, and the wartime crash landing of a German plane in the playground.
Out comes Lord Fraser's report and who gets one of the biggest canings?
Although the American public was generally unsympathetic to Fay, the media resolutely focused on the caning, presenting it as something just short of the death penalty.