Origin of punishment
Related Words for punishmentretribution, discipline, forfeiture, torture, trial, suffering, abuse, sanction, beating, penance, forfeit, rod, sequestration, ostracism, purgatory, mortification, unhappiness, comeuppance, victimization, castigation
Examples from the Web for punishment
Contemporary Examples of punishment
When Christians and Hindus are accused of insulting Islam in Pakistan, the punishment is harsh.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
December 21, 2014
Though, some would still indulge, even with the risk of punishment.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
That moment is beyond the reach of legislation, or of any punishment that arrives after the fact.The Only Way to End Police Violence
December 5, 2014
The human body was not intended to take that kind of punishment.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room
November 25, 2014
Those 10 in Egypt, for example, visited as punishment upon the Egyptians.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama
October 27, 2014
Historical Examples of punishment
Our mission is not punishment, but the rectification of wrong.
All very well to say there would be no punishment; their unhappiness was the punishment.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
It is permissible to say that there is no such thing as punishment; there are only wrong results.
I revert, then, to my statement that God's relation to punishment is chiefly verbal.
The preacher was trying to explain to us the eternal duration of God's punishment.
- a penalty or sanction given for any crime or offence
- the act of punishing or state of being punished
- informal rough treatment
- psychol any aversive stimulus administered to an organism as part of training
Word Origin and History for punishment
late 14c., from Anglo-French punisement (late 13c.), Old French punissement, from punir (see punish). Meaning "rough handling" is from 1811.
Idioms and Phrases with punishment
see glutton for punishment.