CAT - Black's Law Dictionary

What is CAT? Definition of CAT in Black's Law Dictionary – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

A domestic animal that catches mice; a well known domesticated carnivorous mammal kept to kill mice and rats and as a house pet. Thurston v. Carter, 112 Me. 361, 92 A. 295, L.R.A. 1915C, 359.

An instrument with which criminals are flogged. It consists of nine lashes of whipcord, tied to a wooden handle, and is frequently called cat-o-nine- tails. It is used where the whipping-post is retained as a mode of punishment, and was formerly resorted to in the navy.

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