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Punishment meaning

punishment - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Severe, rough, or disastrous treatment.
  2. 2. Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Penalty inflicted for offence.

punishment - examples of usage

  1. His punishment had begun. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. It does not do away with punishment. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. To suffer punishment is the way to be released from this evil. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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