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 Jeb’usites (3 syl.),Jehen’nam. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jedwood Justice.
Putting an obnoxious person to death first, and trying him afterwards. This sort of justice was dealt to moss-troopers. Same as Jedburgh justice, Jeddart justice. We have also “Cupar justice” and “Abingdon law.” Of the last we are told that Major-General Brown, in the Common-wealth, hanged a man first and tried him afterwards.   1
        “Jedwood justice—hang in haste and try at leisure.”—Scott: Fair Maid of Perth, chap. xxxii.

 Jeb’usites (3 syl.),Jehen’nam. 


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