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Definition of Louison
LouisonGuillotine Guil"lo*tine` (g[i^]l"l[-o]*t[=e]n`), n. [F., from
Guillotin, a French physician, who proposed, in the
Constituent Assembly of 1789, to abolish decapitation with
the ax or sword. The instrument was invented by Dr. Antoine
Louis, and was called at first Louison or Louisette.
Similar machines, however, were known earlier.]
1. A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy
ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by
a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim.
2. Any machine or instrument for cutting or shearing,
resembling in its action a guillotine.
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