A punishment for crimes used in various countries (currently not including the United States), in which the convicted defendant is lashed with a cane or rod.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   a punishment for crimes employed in certain Asian countries (notably Singapore) even for misdemeanors (lesser crimes) in which the convicted defendant receives several lashes with a flexible "cane" meted out by a husky and skilled whipper. Such corporal punishment as a specific punishment or sentence so far is unknown in the last century in the United States.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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