Cas`ti*ga*to*ry (?), a. [L. castigatorius.]

Punitive in order to amendment; corrective.

 

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Cas"ti*ga*to*ry, n.

An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds; -- called also a ducking stool, or trebucket.

Blacktone.

 

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