pillory

a method of punishment for certain offences, including *seditious libels, it consisted of a wooden structure on a platform in a public square or marketplace, with holes for the convict's head and arms. The convict would be left, usually with a notice describing the crime, to stand in the pillory for a specified length of time, for the public to in...
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Pillory

The pillory was a device made of a wooden or metal framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used for punishment by public humiliation and often further physical abuse. The pillory is related to the stocks. The word is documented in English since 1274 (attested in Anglo-Latin from c. 1189), and stems from Ol...
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Pillory

• (n.) A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it. • (v. t.) To set in, or punish with, the pillory. • (v. t.) Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.
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pillory

noun a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn
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Pillory

Pil'lo·ry noun ; plural Pillories . [ French pilori ; confer Pr. espitlori , Late Latin piloricum , pilloricum , pellericum , pellorium , pilorium , spilorium ; perhaps from a derivative of Latin speculari to look aroun...
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Pillory

Pil'lo·ry transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Pilloried ; present participle & verbal noun Pillorying .] [ Confer French pilorier .] 1. To set in, or punish with, the pillory. 'Hungering for Puritans to pillo...
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Pillory

A pillory was originally a post that was erected at crossroads by the lord of the manor and bearing his arms upon it as a mark of his territory. Later, pillories sometimes had a collar fixed to them by which criminals could be secured, later still the pillory became a 'T' shaped frame that was erected in a public place, with holes for the head and ...
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pillory

Former instrument of punishment consisting of a wooden frame set on a post, with holes in which the prisoner's head and hands were secured, similar to the stocks. Bystanders threw whatever was...
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Pillory

See stocks.
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pillory

wooden frame with holes for head and hands used as punishment
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pillory

[n] - a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the neck and hands 2. [v] - expose to ridicule or public scorn 3. [v] - punish by putting in a pillory
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