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

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“Jedburgh cast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jedburgh%20cast. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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