Jedburgh cast

noun

Jed·​burgh cast
ˈjedˌbərə-,
-b(ə)rə-
variants or less commonly Jeddart cast
ˈjedə(r)t-
Scottish
: a court trial after punishment has been inflicted

Word History

Etymology

from Jedburgh or Jeddart, town in Roxburgh, Scotland, where in the 17th century a band of marauders was summarily executed

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Jedburgh cast

Cite this Entry

“Jedburgh cast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jedburgh%20cast. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!