It does not allow armies to punish civilians in retaliation for the acts of militants.
Unable to punish Truman from inside the party, pro-segregation Democrats determined to punish him from outside.
But hypocrisy becomes mental illness when we seek to punish people for our own tendency to hurt other people.
He said that the attack was meant to punish the navy for having refused to release the imprisoned al Qaeda operatives.
"I don't know why you girls haven't been attracted to me, but I will punish you, for it is an injustice," he said in one video.
What steps were taken by the company to punish the rioters at Reading?
Added to this, she had been deprived of her dinner, because Miss Minchin wished to punish her.
They boasted, after that, that the authorities would not punish them, and they would do as they pleased.
Mother must be awake now; and she'll punish me if I go back.
Seeing my fury, Natalia departed, while I continued to strut about and plan how to punish the bold woman for her offence.
c.1300, from Old French puniss-, extended present participle stem of punir "to punish," from Latin punire "punish, correct, chastise; take vengeance for; inflict a penalty on, cause pain for some offense," earlier poenire, from poena "penalty, punishment" (see penal). Colloquial meaning "to inflict heavy damage or loss" is first recorded 1801, originally in boxing. Related: Punished; punishing.