verb (used with object), gib·bet·ed, gib·bet·ing.
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Origin of gibbet
Example sentences from the Web for gibbet
Thus the practice of gibbeting on a cross was in use at least as early as in the days of King David.Hanging in Chains|Albert Hartshorne
The gibbeting of the bodies of executed persons does not seem to have been general.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony|George Francis Dow
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.Mortomley's Estate, Vol. II (of 3)|Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
It was not until 1752 that gibbeting was recognized by statute.
As for the members of the other societies, he was for gibbeting their principles only.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
British Dictionary definitions for gibbet
- a wooden structure resembling a gallows, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung to public view
- a gallows