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