The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Effigy \Ef"fi*gy\, n.; pl. Effigies. [L. effigies, fr.
effingere to form, fashion; ex + fingere to form, shape,
devise. See Feign.]
The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a
full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; -- commonly
applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or
to those of the heads of princes on coins and medals,
sometimes applied to portraits.
To burn in effigy, or To hang in effigy, to burn or to
hang an image or picture of a person, as a token of public