|1.||a person who harasses, punishes, or causes destruction|
|2.||a means of inflicting punishment or suffering|
|3.||a whip used for inflicting punishment or torture|
|4.||to whip; flog|
|5.||to punish severely|
|[C13: from Anglo-French escorge, from Old French escorgier (unattested) to lash, from es-|
(1 Kings 12:11). Variously administered. In no case were the stripes to exceed forty (Deut. 25:3; comp. 2 Cor. 11:24). In the time of the apostles, in consequence of the passing of what was called the Porcian law, no Roman citizen could be scourged in any case (Acts 16:22-37). (See BASTINADO.) In the scourging of our Lord (Matt. 27:26; Mark 15:15) the words of prophecy (Isa. 53:5) were fulfilled.