• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Castigatory An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds; -- called also a ducking stool, or trebucket.
    • a Castigatory Punitive in order to amendment; corrective.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • castigatory Serving to castigate; tending to correction; corrective; punitive.
    • n castigatory pl. castigatories (-riz). Something that serves to castigate; specifically, an apparatus formerly used in punishing scolds. Also called ducking-stool and trebucket.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. castigatorius,