- punic wars,
- punitive damages,
Origin of punishment
Examples from the Web for self-punishment
Nor, as it was, did she fully understand why he chose to use it—unless that he meant it in self-punishment.The Fighting Chance|Robert W. Chambers
These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.Children's Ways|James Sully
How could he appease the wrath of Him who died on the cross, save by years of bitter supplication and self-punishment?Hypatia|Charles Kingsley
No more weary vigils in a room dedicated to remorse and self-punishment.Dark Hollow|Anna Katherine Green
To this self-punishment, indeed, was attributed the disease of the lungs which ultimately caused his death.The Life of Bret Harte|Henry Childs Merwin
late 14c., from Anglo-French punisement (late 13c.), Old French punissement, from punir (see punish). Meaning "rough handling" is from 1811.
see glutton for punishment.