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Meaning of CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
 
 See Also: beating, capital punishment, death penalty, drubbing, electric shock, executing, execution, kick in the butt, lacing, lapidation, penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment, stoning, thrashing, trouncing, whacking

 

 

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 Related Terms: bastinado, basting, battery, beating, belting, buffeting, caning, clubbing, cowhiding, cudgeling, drubbing, flagellation, flailing, flogging, fustigation, horsewhipping, lacing, lashing, pistol-whipping, rawhiding, scourging, spanking, strapping, stripes, swingeing, switching, thrashing, trouncing, truncheoning, whipping
 

 

 

 

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