Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A form of punishment by beating with club or cudgel.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A beating with sticks or clubs; one of the ancient kinds ofpunishment of malefactors. Bract fol. 104b, lib. 3, tr. 1, cl 6.