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punishment

[puhn-ish-muh nt] /ˈpʌn ɪʃ mənt/
noun
1.
the act of punishing.
2.
the fact of being punished, as for an offense or fault.
3.
a penalty inflicted for an offense, fault, etc.
4.
severe handling or treatment.
Origin of punishment
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English punysshement < Anglo-French punisement, Old French punissement. See punish, -ment
Related forms
nonpunishment, noun
overpunishment, noun
prepunishment, noun
propunishment, adjective
repunishment, noun
self-punishment, noun
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punishment

/ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/
noun
1.
a penalty or sanction given for any crime or offence
2.
the act of punishing or state of being punished
3.
(informal) rough treatment
4.
(psychol) any aversive stimulus administered to an organism as part of training
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Word Origin and History for punishment
n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French punisement (late 13c.), Old French punissement, from punir (see punish). Meaning "rough handling" is from 1811.

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