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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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