Definition Of punishment


the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense.

crime demands just punishment

Example Of punishment

  • An enormous lust for knowledge for its own sake, and a positive glutton for the punishment of hard work.

  • As a common law offence, the punishment can carry anything up to a life sentence.

  • As a society we have grown to accept hasty judgement and instant, severe punishment as the desirable norm.

  • Condemnatory judgments, for example, may be accompanied by impulses of retribution and punishment .

  • crime demands just punishment

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