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effigies


ef·fi·gy  (f-j)
n. pl. ef·fi·gies
1. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
2. A likeness or image, especially of a person.
Idiom:
in effigy
Symbolically, especially in the form of an effigy: The deposed dictator was burned in effigy by the crowd.

[French effigie, from Latin effigis, likeness, from effingere, to portray : ex-, ex- + fingere, to shape; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.]
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