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A chained iron collar once used in churches to expose sinners to public scorn
Origin: * French jougs
an iron collar fastened to a wall or post, formerly used in Scotland as a kind of pillory. [Written also juggs.] See Juke
Origin: [F. joug a yoke, L. jugum. See Yoke.]
The jougs, juggs, or joggs was an instrument of punishment formerly used in Scotland, the Netherlands and other countries.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an iron collar hung by a chain in some public place, was fastened round a culprit's neck, who was thus exposed in a sort of pillory; in use in Scotland from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
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