Jedburgh cast


Jed·​burgh cast
variants or less commonly Jeddart cast
: a court trial after punishment has been inflicted

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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