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PIT, fossa. A hole dug in the earth, which was filled with water, and in which women thieves were drowned, instead of being hung. The punishment of the pit was formerly common in Scotland.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.