Pillories
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • pillory — ► NOUN (pl. pillories) ▪ a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which offenders were formerly imprisoned and exposed to public abuse. ► VERB (pillories, pilloried) 1) put in a pillory. 2) attack or ridicule publicly. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • Corporal — Cor po*ral, a. [L. corporalis, fr. corpus body. See {Corpse}.] 1. Belonging or relating to the body; bodily. Past corporal toil. Shak. [1913 Webster] Pillories and other corporal infections. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Corporal punishment} (law),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corporal punishment — Corporal Cor po*ral, a. [L. corporalis, fr. corpus body. See {Corpse}.] 1. Belonging or relating to the body; bodily. Past corporal toil. Shak. [1913 Webster] Pillories and other corporal infections. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Corporal punishment}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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