Definition / Define
- Hempen Adjective
- Made of hemp.
- In fowle reproch of knighthoods faire degree, / About his neck an hempen rope he weares, / That with his glistring armes does ill agree;.
- A quiet land is this -- a land where the slow-moving Basque, with his flat biretta-cap, his red sash and his hempen sandals, tills his scanty farm ..
- Related to hempen ropes, i.e., to hanging as capital punishment.
- But rid himself also of the companionship of this ruffianly Sir Crispin, to whom no doubt a hempen justice would be meted.