Definition of Pillory. Meaning of Pillory. Synonyms of Pillory

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Definition of Pillory

Pillory
Pillory Pil"lo*ry, n.; pl. Pillories. [F. pilori; cf. Pr. espitlori, LL. piloricum, pilloricum, pellericum, pellorium, pilorium, spilorium; perhaps from a derivative of L. speculari to look around, observe. Cf. Speculate.] 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. --Shak.
Pillory
Pillory Pil"lo*ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pilloried; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillorying.] [Cf. F. pilorier.] 1. To set in, or punish with, the pillory. ``Hungering for Puritans to pillory.' --Macaulay. 2. Figuratively, to expose to public scorn. --Gladstone.

Meaning of Pillory from wikipedia

- The pillory is 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...
- A finger pillory is a style of restraint where the fingers are held in a wooden block, using an L-shaped hole to keep the knuckle bent inside the block...
- Central European physical punishment device related to the stocks and the pillory. The Middle Low German word means "something that pinches badly". The pranger...
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- term and pillory in 1732 after giving false information to the courts, from which he benefited financially. He was killed while in the pillory by Edward...
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- including the first Carthusian Martyrs, were executed and many more pilloried. The most prominent resisters included John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester...
- ears as an act of physical punishment. It was performed along with the pillorying or immobilisation in the stocks, and sometimes alongside punishments such...
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