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Meaning of effigy

ef•fi•gy

Pronunciation: (ef'i-jē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
  1. a representation or image, esp. sculptured, as on a monument.
  2. a crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposes of ridicule.
  3. in public view in the form of an effigy: a leader hanged in effigy by the mob.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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