As the last line of defense, the goalkeeper is also first in the firing line when blame and retribution are meted out.
It is not a scarce commodity to be meted out begrudgingly or in short portions.
The unfortunate reality is that race, gender, and economic status do matter when justice is meted out.
Draconian punishments were meted out to supposed sinners and traitors.
A good deal of at best exaggerated blame has likewise been meted out to the references to war in the course of the poem.
More punishments are meted out to you than to any other child in the school.
He had apparently forgotten the terrible role he had accepted and the doom he had meted out to her enemies.
With him punishment was meted out with no regard for persons.
What fate was meted out to him was swift and therefore merciful.
But he would be neither, if unnecessary suffering were meted out to his creatures.
"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."