Pillory

Definition of Pillory

Pil´lo`ry
n.1.A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it.
v. t.1.To set in, or punish with, the pillory.
[imp. & p. p. Pilloried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillorying.]
2.Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.

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