castigatory

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

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  • 2 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] …

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

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 castigatory — adj. punishing; critical …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 castigatory — n. (Law.) Trebuchet or trebucket, tumbrel or tumbril, ducking stool, cucking stool …

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  • 7 castigatory — cas·ti·ga·to·ry …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 castigatory — A contrivance for punishing common scolds. See cucking stool …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

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

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  • 12 ducking stool — 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] …

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  • 13 trebucket — 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] …

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  • 14 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 dung, k?kr… …

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  • 15 ducking stool — 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 …

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  • 16 trebuchet — 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 …

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  • 17 tumbrel — 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 …

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  • 18 Common scold — Punishing a common scold in the dunking stool In the common law of crime in England and Wales, a common scold was a species of public nuisance a troublesome and angry woman who broke the public peace by habitually arguing and quarreling with her… …

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  • 19 castigate — castigation, n. castigative, castigatory /kas ti geuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. castigator, n. /kas ti gayt /, v.t., castigated, castigating. 1. to criticize or reprimand severely. 2. to punish in order to correct. [1600 10; < L castigatus lit.,… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Epistles to the Corinthians —     Epistles to the Corinthians     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistles to the Corinthians     INTRODUCTORY     St. Paul Founds the Church at Corinth     St. Paul s first visit to Europe is graphically described by St. Luke (Acts, xvi xviii). When …

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