n. pl. ef·fi·giesIdiom:
1. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
2. A likeness or image, especially of a person.
Symbolically, especially in the form of an effigy: The deposed dictator was burned in effigy by the crowd.
[French effigie, from Latin effigiēs, likeness, from effingere, to portray : ex-, ex- + fingere, to shape; see dheigh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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