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noun
  1. An article of jewelry/jewellery that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.
  2. (figuratively) Anything resembling a necklace in shape.
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Translations:
  • French: collier
  • German: Halskette
  • Italian: collana
  • Spanish: collar
verb (necklac, ing)
  1. (South African) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's neck, and set on fire.
    • May 29 2003: The Star:
    • :Frustrated residents tied the hands of two suspected criminals, put tyres around their necks and then set them alight. In a manifestation of growing disillusionment with the criminal justice system, residents of Bramfischerville, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday abducted and necklaced two suspected burglars.
    • 2002 Buthelezi: A Biography by Ben Temkin
    • :Inkatha members have been hacked to death and necklaced, and their houses have been destroyed
    • 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
    • :The first instance of necklacing occurred in March 1985 in the Eastern Cape township of KwaNobuhle?.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. (South African) Describing a method of murder.
    • 4 August, 2004 Headline Pretoria News: Necklacing: 7 held.
    • :Seven people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's "" murder of three men in the Tjokville informal settlement at Jeffrey's Bay.
    • 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
    • :Several of the alledged witches in Apel and GaNkaone? were also subjected to a execution
    • 2004 A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
    • :In the fluidly unfolding events of a murder, was there time and space to stop the killing?

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