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Synonyms for pillory

ridicule

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Synonyms for pillory

a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck

expose to ridicule or public scorn

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punish by putting in a pillory

criticize harshly or violently

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By the second decade of the 19th century, however, the pillory could no longer be deployed for such offences, and many of the posts must have then been taken down.
You can still stand on Pillory Green in Southam in Warwickshire, but can no longer be scourged; the pillory has long since made its exit.
He then became a radical MP, suffered imprisonment due to a financial scandal and was the last man to stand in the pillory.
But now the pillory is back in peak condition and Cllr Gascoigne, who owns Gascoignes of Coleshill funeral directors, believes they could prove handy for instilling discipline in today's young rogues and scoundrels.
It is not exactly known when the pillory was first used in England, but it has been used in Europe for at least 1,000 years.
The length of the stay in the pillory varied, but could last for several hours or even days.
Rather than being suddenly invented or discovered, the penitentiary evolved, coexisting for a time with the pillory and older forms of punishment.