Jedburgh cast

noun
Jed·​burgh cast | \ ˈjedˌbərə-, -b(ə)rə- \
variants: or less commonly Jeddart cast \ ˈjedə(r)t-​ \

Definition of Jedburgh cast

Scottish
: a court trial after punishment has been inflicted

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History and Etymology for Jedburgh cast

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 19 Sep. 2020.

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