Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It was not until 1752 that gibbeting was recognized by statute.

This Act made matters clear, and was the means of gibbeting rapidly increasing in this country.

Lincolnshire history supplies some curious details respecting the gibbeting of a man named Tom Otter, in the year 1806.

To Kleinwort there was a certain humour in the idea of first gibbeting a man as a rogue, and then treating him as a simpleton.

As for the members of the other societies, he was for gibbeting their principles only.

Thus the practice of gibbeting on a cross was in use at least as early as in the days of King David.

But still the gibbeting did not form, as it never has formed, part of the legal sentence.

The gibbeting of the bodies of executed persons does not seem to have been general.

It walks abroad, it continues its ravages, whilst you are gibbeting the carcase, or demolishing the tomb.