Being transported to this country, he was employed as a scourger, and thus trained to cruelty, entered the bush.
There shall be given for a remedy the city of Claudius, which shall interpose the nurse of the scourger.
The sentence of the court was carried out by a scourger, sometimes called flagellator, or flogger.
The convict “scourger” was one of the regular officials attached to every chain gang.
If the scourger won't do his duty, tie him up, and give him five-and-twenty for himself.
c.1200, "a whip, lash," from Anglo-French escorge, back-formation from Old French escorgier "to whip," from Vulgar Latin *excorrigiare, from Latin ex- "out, off" (see ex-) + corrigia "thong, shoelace," in this case "whip," probably from a Gaulish word related to Old Irish cuimrech "fetter," from PIE root *reig- "to bind" (see rig (v.)). Figurative use from late 14c. Scourge of God, title given by later generations to Attila the Hun (406-453 C.E.), is attested from late 14c., from Latin flagellum Dei.
c.1300, "to whip," from Old French escorgier and from scourge (n.). Figurative meaning "to afflict" (often for the sake of punishment or purification) is from late 14c. Related: Scourged; scourging.