expose to public contempt


expose to public contempt
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Expose — Ex*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exposing}.] [F. exposer; pref. ex (L. ex out)+poser to place. See {Pose}, v. t.] 1. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • libel — li·bel 1 / lī bəl/ n [Anglo French, from Latin libellus, diminutive of liber book] 1: complaint (1) used esp. in admiralty and divorce cases 2 a: a defamatory statement or representation esp. in the form of written or printed words; specif: a… …   Law dictionary

  • pillory — I. noun (plural ries) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French pilori Date: 13th century 1. a device formerly used for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a wooden frame with holes in which the head and hands can be locked 2. a means… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • pil|lo|ry — «PIHL uhr ee», noun, plural ries, verb, ried, ry|ing. –n. 1. a frame of wood erected on a post, with holes through which a person s head and hands were put. The pillory was formerly used as a punishment, being set up in a public place where the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • libel# — libel n Libel, skit, squib, lampoon, pasquinade mean a public and often satirical presentation of faults or weaknesses, especially those of an individual. Libel (compare libel vb under MALIGN) is the legal term for statement or representation (as …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pillory — n. & v. n. (pl. ies) hist. a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, enabling the public to assault or ridicule a person so imprisoned. v.tr. ( ies, ied) 1 expose (a person) to ridicule or public contempt. 2 hist. put in the pillory.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Libel — Li bel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Libeled} ( b[e^]ld) or {Libelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Libeling} or {Libelling}.] 1. To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon. [1913 Webster] Some wicked …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Libeled — Libel Li bel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Libeled} ( b[e^]ld) or {Libelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Libeling} or {Libelling}.] 1. To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon. [1913 Webster] Some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Libeling — Libel Li bel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Libeled} ( b[e^]ld) or {Libelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Libeling} or {Libelling}.] 1. To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon. [1913 Webster] Some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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