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Meaning of 刑

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Pinyin: xíng
English Definition: punishment; penalty; sentence; torture; corporal punishment
Chinese Definition:
①对犯罪的处罚:刑罚。刑法。刑律。刑事。执刑。服刑。[例]以五刑纠万民。——《周礼·大司寇》。[例]刑者,恶之末也。——《管子·心术》。[例]五刑者,五常之鞭策也。——《白虎通》。[例]刑者,惩恶而禁后者也。——《说苑·政理》。[例]严断刑罚。——《左传·昭公六年》。疏:“对文则加罪为刑,收赎为罚。散则刑罚通也。”[例]论其刑赏。——诸葛亮《出师表》。[例]怒而滥用刑。——唐·魏征《谏太宗十思疏》。[例]因摸地上刑械。——清·方苞《左忠毅公逸事》。[合]死刑;徒刑;刑均(受到同样的刑罚);刑劫(滥用刑罚。刑,刑罚;劫,挟持);刑杖(刑具,行刑用的棍棒)。
②特指对犯人的体罚:刑讯。受刑。刑具。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: A man in jail
Character Formation:
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    • [ kāi ] to open; to start, to initiate, to begin
    • [ dāo ] knife
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Example Words
刑事 xíng shì criminal; penal
刑法 xíng criminal law
死刑 xíng death penalty
有期徒刑 yǒu xíng limited term of imprisonment (i.e. anything less than life imprisonment)
刑警 xíng jǐng abbr. for 刑事警察 ; criminal police
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