Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A low stool.
  • noun A seat in old Scottish churches in which acknowledged female offenders against chastity were placed during three Sundays, and publicly rebuked by their minister.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A low stool.
  • noun A seat in old Scottish churches, where offenders were made to sit, for public rebuke by the minister.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A low stool.
  • noun A seat in old Scottish churches, where offenders were made to sit, for public rebuke by the minister.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a low stool; formerly in Scotland, a seat in a church where an offender was publicly rebuked

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