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- n. A form of execution used in China from roughly 900 to 1905 CE, the "death by a thousand cuts", in which the condemned was killed by methodical removal of body parts with a knife.
from Mandarin Chinese: trad. 凌遲, simpl. 凌迟 (pinyin: língchí), alternately transliterated ling chi or leng t'che. (Wiktionary)