Noun(1) a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn
Verb(1) expose to ridicule or public scorn(2) punish by putting in a pillory(3) criticize harshly or violently
(1) David was on very civil terms with his former opponents, being treated by them as Dr. Shebbeare was in the pillory , who was being allowed to wear a fine powdered flowing wig.(2) The feeling against these figures was not something whipped up by the print publishers and it is worth pointing out that in May 1796 these women were threatened with the pillory by the judge Lord Kenyon.(3) The pillory was occasionally used as a penalty for free people, as for instance in the case of Samuel Thornton, a carpenter sentenced to spend four hours in the pillory in Kingston for his participation in a fraud.(4) She was sentenced to the pillory and to have the offending tapestry burned before her eyes.(5) Both suitors seem confident that marriage to a shrew would prove even more humiliating than submitting to the pillory or a public whipping.(6) It seems to have been grasped early on both within government and among the mainstream opposition politicians that the public pillory awaits anyone seen trying to extract political advantage from the death and suffering.(7) The Foes were Dissenters, Protestants who did not belong to the Anglican Church, and Daniel's ironic attack on the church landed him a three-day stretch in the pillory .(8) ├ö├ç├┐In the past, any sergeant who failed to answer the summons was guilty of an offence and liable to fines or the pillory ,├ö├ç├û said assize organiser Maureen Singleton.(9) But poorer people faced public and physical punishments, from whippings or brandings in the pillory or exposure in the stocks to the final punishment of hanging.(10) John Frost's 1793 trial opens a discussion of spatial shifts from the civilized sociability of the coffee house to the courts, prison, and the pillory .(11) Minor criminals might also be punished in the village or manor by whipping, the stocks, or the pillory .(12) The pillory was a set of stocks that imprisoned head and arms and was used to humiliate petty offenders, who would be insulted and perhaps pelted with mud by passers-by.(13) For his temerity he was sentenced to be nailed by his ears to the local pillory and responded by laying a curse on the courtroom and city.(14) The pillory was used to punish minor offenders including cheats, liars, rioters and homosexuals, by shaming them in public.(15) The 1563 Act also set out the penalty for causing illness by witchcraft: a year's imprisonment plus four appearances in the pillory .(16) The punishments for which may be confiscation of the fish, imprisonment, the pillory , and the offender giving up his occupation for a year and a day.
2. attack ::
3. ridicule ::
4. blast ::
5. gibbet ::
Different Formspillories, pillory, pillorying
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