Legal Definition and Related Resources of Stocks

Meaning of Stocks

A contrivance of two pieces of timber intended to be fastened together with two circular holes large enough to encircle the ankles of an offender. Also see stock .

Stocks Alternative Definition

In criminal law. A machine, commonly made of wood, with holes in it, in which to confine persons accused of or guilty of crime. It was used either to confine unruly offenders by way of security, or convicted criminals for punishment. This barbarous punishment has been generally abandoned in the United States.

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Stocks in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Appraiser, Corner, Equitable Lien, Jobber, Liquid Assets, Money, Per Capita, Per Stirpes, Securities, Security, Stock Exchange, Stockbroker.


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This definition of Stocks is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This entry needs to be proofread.

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