Castigatory

  • 41 tumbrel — n. 1. Dung cart, muck cart, rough cart. 2. Trebuchet, castigatory, ducking stool, cucking stool …

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  • 42 penal — adj punitive, disciplinary, penalizing, retributive, castigatory; corrective, correctional …

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  • 43 punitive — adj punishing, penalizing, penal, disciplinary, correctional, corrective, castigatory; retaliatory, revengeful, retributive, recriminatory; harsh, severe, bruising, hurtful …

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  • 44 vindicatory — adj 1. exculpatory, exculpating, acquitting, compurgatory, exonerative, exonerating, vindicative, vindicating, absolutory, absolvent, absolving, excusatory, excusing; justificatory, justificative, justifying, extenuatory, extenuating, mitigative …

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  • 45 castigate —   v.t. punish; reprove; criticize severely.    ♦ castigation,    ♦ castigator, n.    ♦ castigative, castigatory, a …

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  • 46 cucking-stool — An engine of correction for common scolds, which in the Saxon language is said to signify the scolding stool, though now it is frequently corrupted into ducking stool, because the judgment was that, when the woman was placed therein, she should… …

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  • 47 ducking-stool — See castigatory …

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  • 48 cucking-stool — An engine of correction for common scolds, which in the Saxon language is said to signify the scolding stool, though now it is frequently corrupted into ducking stool, because the judgment was that, when the woman was placed therein, she should… …

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  • 49 ducking-stool — See castigatory …

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  • 50 tumbrel — /tambral/ A castigatory, trebucket, or dunking stool, anciently used as a punishment for common scolds …

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  • 51 tymbrella — /timbrels/ In old English law, a tumbrel, castigatory, or ducking stool, anciently used as an instrument of punishment for common scolds …

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  • 52 cocking-stool — A contrivance, also called the trebucket or castigatory, formerly provided in England for the correction of common scolds. The word was said to have come from the Saxon language in which it signified a scolding stool. It was finally corrupted… …

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  • 53 castigate — [kas′ti gāt΄] vt. castigated, castigating [< L castigatus, pp. of castigare, to purify, chastise < castus, pure (see CASTE) + agere: see ACT1] to punish or rebuke severely, esp. by harsh public criticism SYN. PUNISH castigation n.… …

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  • 54 castigate — v.tr. rebuke or punish severely. Derivatives: castigation n. castigator n. castigatory adj. Etymology: L castigare reprove f. castus pure …

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