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effigy

noun ef·fi·gy \ˈe-fə-jē\

: an image of a person

plural ef·fi·gies

Full Definition of EFFIGY

:  an image or representation especially of a person; especially :  a crude figure representing a hated person
in effigy
:  publicly in the form of an effigy <the football coach was burned in effigy>

Origin of EFFIGY

Middle French effigie, from Latin effigies, from effingere to form, from ex- + fingere to shape — more at dough
First Known Use: 1539

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