Origin of infliction
Examples from the Web for infliction
He enjoyed the infliction of pain, as long as he wasn't the object of it.
Thither i'th' evening, and which is the most infliction, Only to insult upon our miseries.Cler.The Little French Lawyer|Francis Beaumont
When one blow was harder than another a yell in proportion followed its infliction.Sport in Abyssinia|Dermot Mayo
I really think if it were only to ease her Majesty from such an infliction, they ought to have held on.Sybil|Benjamin Disraeli
Word Origin and History for infliction
1530s, from Late Latin inflictionem (nominative inflictio) "an inflicting, a striking against," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin infligere (see inflict).