Definition of Punishment. Meaning of Punishment. Synonyms of Punishment

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Definition of Punishment

Punishment
Punishment Pun"ish*ment, n. Severe, rough, or disastrous treatment. [Colloq. or Slang]
Punishment
Punishment Pun"ish*ment, n. 1. The act of punishing. 2. Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense. I never gave them condign punishment. --Shak. The rewards and punishments of another life. --Locke. 3. (Law) A penalty inflicted by a court of justice on a convicted offender as a just retribution, and incidentally for the purposes of reformation and prevention.

Meaning of Punishment from wikipedia

- Punishment, commonly, is the imposition of an undesirable or unpleasant outcome upon a group or individual, meted out by an authority—in contexts ranging...
- Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the state-sanctioned killing of a person as punishment for a crime. The sentence ordering that...
- Corporal punishment or physical punishment is a punishment intended to cause physical pain to a person. When practised on minors, especially in home and...
- Crime and Punishment (pre-reform Russian: Преступленіе и наказаніе; post-reform Russian: Преступление и наказание, tr. Prestupléniye i nakazániye,...
- Capital punishment, also called the death penalty, is a legal penalty in the United States, with it being a legal punishment in 28 states, American Samoa...
- The following is a summary of the use of capital punishment by country. Globally, of the 195 independent states that are UN members or have UN observer...
- School corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of physical pain or discomfort and psychological humiliation as a response to undesired behavior...
- Capital punishment in the United Kingdom was used from ancient times until the second half of the 20th century. The last executions in the United Kingdom...
- Murga (also spelled Murgha) is a stress position used as a corporal punishment mainly in parts of the Indian subcontinent (specifically Northern India...
- A switch is a flexible rod which is typically used for corporal punishment. Switching is similar to birching. Switches are typically made of strong and...
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