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knout

 (nout)
n.
A leather scourge used for flogging.
tr.v. knout·ed, knout·ing, knouts
To flog with a knout.

[French, from Russian knut, from Old Russian knutŭ, from Old Norse knūtr, knot in cord.]
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knout

(naʊt)
n
a stout whip used formerly in Russia as an instrument of punishment
[C17: from Russian knut, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse knūtr knot]
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knout

(naʊt)
n.
1. a whip with a lash of leather thongs, formerly used in Russia for flogging criminals.
v.t.
2. to flog with the knout.
[1710–20; < French < Russian knut, Old Russian]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knout - a whip with a lash of leather thongs twisted with wire; used for flogging prisoners
whip - an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
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Translations

knout

[naʊt] Nknut m
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knout

nKnute f
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On Petrine- era norms for knouting, see Golikova, Politicheskie protsessy pri Petre I, 182.
A decree of 1673 established the number of blows to be administered in torture sessions, but I have found no equivalent for knoutings as judicial punishment.
(12) on the severity of knoutings, see Anisimov, Dyba i knut, 563-71; and Rogov, Istoriia ugolovnogo prava, 225-27.