|a.||1.||Punitive in order to amendment; corrective.|
|n.||1.||An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds; - called also a |
CASTIGATORY, punishments. An engine used to punish women who have been convicted of being common scolds it is sometimes called the trebucket, tumbrel, ducking stool, or cucking stool. This barbarous punishment has perhaps never been inflicted in the United States. 12 S. & It. 225. Vide Common Scold.