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Definition of Castigatory
Castigatory Cas`ti*ga*to*ry, a. [L. castigatorius.]
Punitive in order to amendment; corrective.
CastigatoryCastigatory Cas"ti*ga*to*ry, n.
An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant
scolds; -- called also a ducking stool, or trebucket.
--Blacktone. castigatoryCucking stool Cuck"ing stool` (k?k"?ng st??l`). [Cf. AS.
scealfingst[=o]l, a word of similar meaning, allied to
scealfor a diver, mergus avis; or possibly from F. coquine a
hussy, slut, jade, f. of coquin, OE. cokin, a rascal; or cf.
Icel. k?ka to dung, k?kr dung, the name being given as to a
disgracing or infamous punishment.]
A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also
dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in
front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob,
but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called
also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and
often, but not so correctly, a ducking stool. --Sir. W.
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