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castigatory (s) (noun), castigatories (pl)
1. An obsolete term for an instrument of chastisement.
2. A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds (those who are constantly finding fault), 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.
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