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Word: pillory

Definition: punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.


Sentences Containing 'pillory'

Among its actions the Delaware General Assembly the state pillory was finally outlawed, although the whipping post remained.

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