|1.||a relatively long band of distinctive colour or texture that differs from the surrounding material or background|
|2.||a fabric having such bands|
|3.||a strip, band, or chevron of fabric worn on a military uniform, etc, esp one that indicates rank|
|4.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) kind; sort; type: a man of a certain stripe|
|5.||(tr) to mark with a stripe or stripes|
|[C17: probably from Middle Dutch strīpe; related to Middle High German strīfe, of obscure origin]|
as a punishment were not to exceed forty (Deut. 25:1-3), and hence arose the custom of limiting them to thirty-nine (2 Cor. 11:24). Paul claimed the privilege of a Roman citizen in regard to the infliction of stripes (Acts 16:37, 38; 22:25-29). Our Lord was beaten with stripes (Matt. 27:26).