Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of chastising.
  • n. A rebuke.
  • n. A punishment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of chastising; pain inflicted for punishment and correction; discipline; punishment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Correction; punishment; pain or suffering inflicted for punishment and correction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rebuke for making a mistake
  • n. verbal punishment

Etymologies

Old French chastiement, from the verb chastier, from Latin castīgō (Wiktionary)

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  • What is Boris doing inside the Holy Grail story? So that's where he got to when he escaped earlier in the summer. But who knighted my benighted puddy-tat?

    That's what comes of hanging out with the Quixotes's cat down the street - he's always filling his head with tall tales and weird notions.

    September 13, 2009

  • "All is welcome, said Sir Bors, that God sendeth me. Also, said the good man, instead of a shirt, and in sign of chastisement, ye shall wear a garment; therefore I pray you do off all your clothes and your shirt: and so he did."
    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 13, 2009

  • Are too many words a form of chastisement?

    November 28, 2007