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. [1913 Webster]

{To burn in effigy}, or {To hang in effigy}, to burn or to hang an image or picture of a person, as a token of public odium. [1913 Webster]

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