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Definition of effigy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. effigies)
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  1. 1a statue of a famous person, a saint or a god stone effigies in the church
  2. 2a model of a person that makes them look ugly The demonstrators burned a crude effigy of the President. The president was burned in effigy.
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