pillory (pil-<<schwa>>-ree), n. Hist. A wooden framework with holes through which an offender’s head and hands are placed. • A person put in a pillory usu. had to stand rather than sit (as with the stocks). Cf. STOCKS. finger pillory. Hist. Eccles. law. A miniature stock used to confine the fingers of a person who misbehaved during church services.
[Blacks Law 8th]