garroting


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garroting

Forensic medicine
The use of a garrote for judicial strangulation as a technique of capital punishment, which was been banned in the 1970s.

Forensic pathology
The use of a ligature (e.g., cord, wire, etc.) to achieve strangulation of a person from behind, classically with a stick or other elongated structure that is twisted to tighten the ligature.