Student or Learner
1. I read this statement in a newspaper but couln't understand what does it mean. Can you please help. "They are buring effigy of him or They are burning his effigy". Are both of these statemnet correct.
The second sentence is the correct one.
"To burn in effigy" = Now used only figuratively, this term formerly signified a way of carrying out the sentence of a condemned criminal who had escaped. A dummy was made depicting the criminal and it was then burned.