This Act made matters clear, and was the means of gibbeting rapidly increasing in this country.
It was not until 1752 that gibbeting was recognized by statute.
Lincolnshire history supplies some curious details respecting the gibbeting of a man named Tom Otter, in the year 1806.
To Kleinwort there was a certain humour in the idea of first gibbeting a man as a rogue, and then treating him as a simpleton.
As for the members of the other societies, he was for gibbeting their principles only.
Thus the practice of gibbeting on a cross was in use at least as early as in the days of King David.
But still the gibbeting did not form, as it never has formed, part of the legal sentence.
The gibbeting of the bodies of executed persons does not seem to have been general.
It walks abroad, it continues its ravages, whilst you are gibbeting the carcase, or demolishing the tomb.
early 13c., "gallows," from Old French gibet "gallows; a bent stick," diminutive of gibe "club," perhaps from Frankish *gibb "forked stick." The verb meaning "to kill by hanging" is from 1590s. Related: Gibbeted; gibbeting. "Originally synonymous with GALLOWS sb., but in later use signifying an upright post with projecting arm from which the bodies of criminals were hung in chains or irons after execution" [OED].