Womankind has long known that style can be used as a weapon to mete out psychological torment.
Navarro worries that may mean the politically powerful Flores family will mete out their own brand of justice.
Yf yu haue sayd or done ony thynge that greueth thy conscyence sore / ete no mete vntyll yu be shryuen & yu mayst.
With wrath and ire he rose to mete out justice to this highwayman.
Confucius said, Love is to mete out five things to all below heaven.
Let us mete to him with the same measure he measured to them.
Clense not thi tethe at mete sittande,With knyfe ne stre, styk ne wande.
The law should mete out to them the same rewards and punishments.
For with what judgment I judge, I shall be judged; and with what measure I mete, it shall be measured to me again.
The other cannot give you your right; he cannot "mete out right" to you.
"to allot," Old English metan "to measure, mete out; compare, estimate" (class V strong verb; past tense mæt, past participle meten), from Proto-Germanic *metanan (cf. Old Saxon metan, Old Frisian, Old Norse meta, Dutch meten, Old High German mezzan, German messen, Gothic mitan "to measure"), from PIE *med- "to take appropriate measures" (see medical). Used now only with out. Related: Meted; meting.
"boundary," now only in phrase metes and bounds, late 15c., from Old French mete "limit, bounds, frontier," from Latin meta "goal, boundary, post, pillar."