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  1. Stool of Repentance

    The Stool of Repentance in Presbyterian polity, mostly in Scotland, was an elevated seat in a church used for public penance of persons who had offended against the morality of the time, often through fornication and adultery. Often, at the end of the service, the offender had to stand upon the stool to receive the rebuke of the minister. The humiliation associated with sitting on the stool and publicly repenting one's sins often drove people to suicide, or women to conceal their pregnancy and even to kill their child, rather than to face the congregation of the Kirk Session. An alternative to, or commutation of, the Stool of Repentance was payment of buttock mail.

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  1. Stool of Repentance

    in Scotland in former times an elevated seat in a church on which for offences against morality people did penance and suffered rebuke.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stool of repentance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stool of repentance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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