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Definition of Effigy

Effigy
Effigy Ef"fi*gy, n.; pl. Effigies. [L. effigies, fr. effingere to form, fashion; ex + fingere to form, shape, devise. See Feign.] The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; -- commonly applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or to those of the heads of princes on coins and medals, sometimes applied to portraits. To burn, or To hang, in effigy, to burn or to hang an image or picture of a person, as a token of public odium.

Meaning of Effigy from wikipedia

- An effigy is an often life-size sculptural representation of a specific person, or a prototypical figure. The term is mostly used for the make-shift dummies...
- An effigy is a representation of a person. Effigy may also refer to: Effigy (DC Comics), a DC Comics supervillain Effigy (Dungeons & Dragons), an undead...
- An effigy mound is a raised pile of earth built in the shape of a stylized animal, symbol, religious figure, human, or other figure. Effigy mounds were...
- A tomb effigy, usually a re****bent effigy or, in French, gisant (French, "lying"), is a sculpted figure on a tomb monument depicting in effigy the deceased...
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- Effigy of the Forgotten is the debut full-length album by New York-based death metal band Suffocation, released in 1991. The cover artwork was created...
- Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves more than 200 prehistoric mounds built by pre-Columbian Mound Builder cultures, mostly in the first millennium...
- The Effigies were an American punk band from Chicago, Illinois, United States. The band pla**** its first show in 1980 and was active initially for approximately...
- burnt effigies of po****r hate-figures, such as the Pope. Towards the end of the 18th century reports appear of children begging for money with effigies of...
- parti****nts sing traditional songs and throw effigies of Marzanna into the water. Sometimes the effigies are first set on fire, or their clothes are torn...