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castigatory


castigatory


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castigatory  \Cas`ti*ga*to*ry\,  a.  [L.  castigatorius.] 
  Punitive  in  order  to  amendment;  corrective. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  dung,  the  name  being  given  as  to  a 
  disgracing  or  infamous  punishment.] 
  A  kind  of  chair  formerly  used  for  punishing  scolds,  and  also 
  dishonest  tradesmen,  by  fastening  them  in  it  usually  in 
  front  of  their  doors,  to  be  pelted  and  hooted  at  by  the  mob, 
  but  sometimes  to  be  taken  to  the  water  and  ducked;  --  called 
  also  a  {castigatory},  a  {tumbrel},  and  a  {trebuchet};  and 
  often  but  not  so  correctly,  a  {ducking  stool}.  --Sir.  W. 
  Scott.