A likeness of a person.
- Symbolically, especially in the form of an effigy:
The deposed dictator was burned in effigy by the crowd.
- to burn (or hang) an image of (a person) in public, as a way of protesting, as against that person's policies
Other Word Forms of Effigy
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Effigy
- in effigy
- burn (or hang) in effigy
Origin of Effigy
French effigie from Latin effigiēs likeness from effingere to portray ex- ex- fingere to shape dheigh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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