, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scourged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scourging (?).] [From Scourge, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.] 1. To whip severely; to lash.
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Is it lawful for you to scourge a . . . Roman?
Acts xxii. 25.
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2. To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.
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Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Heb. xii. 6.
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3. To harass or afflict severely.
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To scourge and impoverish the people.
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