self-suspension

self-suspension

 [self″sus-pen´shun]
suspension of the body by the head and axillae for the purpose of stretching the vertebral column.
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"They, not the chest or belly injuries, are consistent with the explanation of self-suspension and subsequent collapse."
"I accept the cause of death as hanging and I will record Mr Whiteside died from the effects of self-suspension in conditions which are uncertain."
'The defendant had been put on permanent self-suspension. He has over 100 lawyers in his firm.
Senior IOC member Patrick Hickey, who has also vehemently denied any wrongdoing, has imposed a self-suspension since he was involved in an IrishOlympicCommittee ticket scandal and in September resigned from the IOC Executive Board.
In sections on concurrent programming concepts, real-time scheduling analysis, and advanced topics they discuss such topics as deadlock, interprocess communication based on shared variables, network communication, self-suspension and schedulability analysis, and internal structures and operating principles of Linux real-time extensions.
It read: "He died as a result of self-suspension Speed as Wales captain but the evidence does not sufficiently determine whether this was intentional or accidental."
He added: "He died as a result of self-suspension but the evidence doesn't sufficiently determine whether this was intentional or accidental."
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Mr Hinchliff recorded a verdict of unlawful killing over Ms Tadesse's death last March, and said Mr Asfaw killed himself by "self-suspension".
It offers too what Levine calls "serious pleasures": just as novel readers took pleasure in both the anticipation and the postponement of plot resolution, so did seekers of knowledge experience "pleasure in ignorance" (9), "the joy of self-suspension." In short, what this book explores is the union of "a skeptical realist epistemology with a suspenseful narrative form" in Victorian literary, scientific, and philosophical texts (12).
Cecchi Gori's self-suspension, according to sources, came after his creditor banks -- which include Merrill Lynch, Banca di Roma and Monte dei Paschi -- forced him to give up management of the group.