Meaning of pillory


Pronunciation: (pil'u-rē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -ries, -ried, -ry•ing.
  1. a wooden framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used to expose an offender to public derision.
  1. to set in the pillory.
  2. to expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse: The candidate mercilessly pilloried his opponent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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