Definition for SCOURGE

SCOURGE, v.t. [skurj; It. scoreggiare.]

  1. To whip severely; to lash. Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman? – Acts xxii.
  2. To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction. He will scourge us for our iniquities, and will have mercy, again. – Tobit. Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. – Heb xii.
  3. To afflict greatly; to harass, torment or injure.

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