Hang, Hanged.—The verb hang  has two forms for the past participle, hanged  and hungHanged  is used for persons; hung  for other objects. “The man was hanged.” “The coat was hung  on the rack.”

hang : This verb has for its perfect tense and past participle two forms, hanged and hung ; but in the sense of execution (sus per col ), the former term is alone correctly used, whereas in other senses the latter is applied. Thus, one may say, “A hat is hung on a peg, but a murderer is hanged on the gallows,” and not that the hat is hanged nor that the murderer is hung.