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Corporal punishment   /kˈɔrpərəl pˈənɪʃmənt/   Listen
Corporal punishment

The infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime.

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"Corporal punishment" Quotes from Famous Books

... determined to inflict corporal punishment upon the prisoners under your guard, this is to desire that his officers, when they shall come, may have free access to the prisoners, and be permitted to do with them as they shall ...
— Critical and Historical Essays Volume 1 • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... are!" said McTurk. "'Corporal punishment produced on Eric the worst effects. He burned not with remorse or regret'—make a note o' that, Beetle—' but with shame and violent indignation. He glared'—oh, naughty Eric! Let's get to where he goes in ...
— Stalky & Co. • Rudyard Kipling

... Norah had been troublesome in this respect, Mavis was so angry that she threatened her with corporal punishment. ...
— The Devil's Garden • W. B. Maxwell

... inscription, "Hear ye Him." The severity of his discipline, although a Pauline parent or pupil would now resent it, was adapted to those rough and hardy times, when people rose early and worked hard, and when corporal punishment was general and often, and irrespective of sex or age. William Lyly, an Oxford student who had studied in the East, was his first high master. As the original St. Paul's School became eventually absorbed in ...
— Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul - An Account of the Old and New Buildings with a Short Historical Sketch • Arthur Dimock

... his duties at a time when the public schools of Massachusetts were in a low condition, and under his administration there had been a revival of interest, whose force is felt, I imagine, to this day. He attacked the customs and ridiculed the prejudices of the people, made war upon the practice of corporal punishment, engaged in a controversy with the Boston schoolmasters, and in the end he either achieved a victory whenever a stand was made against him, or he laid ...
— Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 • George Boutwell

... and did not mean to startle her: it was the kind of fun he played with fellows, and if he had hurt her, she might do anything to him she liked, and she would see if he could not stand to be punished. He was urgent with her to inflict corporal punishment on him. ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

Words linked to "Corporal punishment" :   drubbing, trouncing, stoning, death penalty, lacing, electric shock, kick in the butt, lapidation, capital punishment, licking, punishment, gantlet, executing, beating, execution, whacking, penalisation, penalization, gauntlet, thrashing, penalty

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