Punishment

Definition of 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.
4.Severe, rough, or disastrous treatment.

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