Stocks vs pillory. I saw Alan Ayckbourn's latest play Neighbourhood Watch last night, which is about a neighbourhood watch group that gets out. In this lesson, stocks and pillory will be defined and explained. You will also go over examples of punishments in which stocks and pillory were. As nouns the difference between pillory and stocks is that pillory is a framework on a post, with holes for the hands and head, used as a means of punishment.
The tailstock of a lathe A bar, stick or rod A ski pole nautical A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes. The stocks were also popular among civil authorities from medieval to early modern times, and have been used as punishment for military deserters or for dereliction of military duty. Do you have any comments or questions? These old stocks can often be seen in old English villages today. Your comment could not be posted. American courts normally punish offenders by sentencing them to incarceration in jail or prison or to probation, which may include community service.
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