“In meting out this punishment we did not take into account his past behavior,” Silver said.
We are all flawed human beings, and this is not about meting out judgment.
In private, he fantasized about meting out violent punishment to his enemies.
Charges were filed against him, and now the institution is meting out the punishment for his actions.
Both Mukoki and Wabigoon had slipped the leashes that had long restrained them from meting first vengeance upon their enemies.
Your thoughts have nothing to do with the meting out of human justice.
He seemed always to take special delight in catching a student at some infringement of the rules, and in meting out punishment.
Thus endowed, will she be capable of meting out the future's larva's portion?
The usual attitude is one of determining the offense and meting out just punishment for it.
Then my wrongs should have received full vengeance, and none would have blamed me for meting it out to these two villains.
"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."