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  1. jougs(Noun)

    A chained iron collar once used in churches to expose sinners to public scorn

  2. Origin: * French jougs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jougs(noun)

    an iron collar fastened to a wall or post, formerly used in Scotland as a kind of pillory. [Written also juggs.] See Juke


  1. Jougs

    The jougs, juggs, or joggs was an instrument of punishment formerly used in Scotland, the Netherlands and other countries.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jougs

    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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