Castigatory
Castigatory Cas`ti*ga*to*ry, a. [L. castigatorius.] Punitive in order to amendment; corrective. [1913 Webster]

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  • Castigatory — Cas ti*ga*to*ry, n. An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds; called also a {ducking stool}, or {trebucket}. Blacktone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castigatory — index calumnious, disciplinary (punitory), pejorative, penal, punitive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • castigatory — Cucking 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castigatory — adj. punishing; critical …   English contemporary dictionary

  • castigatory — n. (Law.) Trebuchet or trebucket, tumbrel or tumbril, ducking stool, cucking stool …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • castigatory — cas·ti·ga·to·ry …   English syllables

  • castigatory — An engine used to punish women who had been convicted of being common scolds. It was sometimes called the trebucket, tumbrel, ducking stool, or cucking stool …   Black's law dictionary

  • castigatory — An engine used to punish women who had been convicted of being common scolds. It was sometimes called the trebucket, tumbrel, ducking stool, or cucking stool …   Black's law dictionary

  • castigatory — A contrivance for punishing common scolds. See cucking stool …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • castigatory — I. gəˌtōrē adjective Etymology: Latin castigatorius, from castigatus + orius ory : of or concerned with castigation : punitive II. noun ( es) obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

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