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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
Sec 58 of the Children Act 2004 provides that lawful chastisement is available provided it falls short of offenses of ABH and cruelty to a person under 16.
In fact, this opinion suggests that the major reason for allowing husbands the right of "moderate chastisement" is to spare them the shame that would come from having such deeds aired in public.
Reasonable chastisement is allowed as long as the line between that and assault is not crossed. on November 17, 2006 at 1: 05 am | Reply Mr Mans Wife
Its clear that the SNOWBLOWER, is trying to downplay this obvious condemnation and chastisement from the newly elected Iraqi Prime Minister.
His educing her better self through such chastisement is related to something else we know on rereading: that Frank has been frank with no one about his romance with Jane Fairfax, having kept all Highbury, including the usually "penetrating" Mr. Knightley, (and of course us) in the dark .
Some of the women were lean with faces as hard as the men, many looking down with an expression of chastisement or indignation, as if what I was doing or what I had said, or even what I had thought, was improper in their puritanical eyes.
(Nu 25: 1-18), in chastisement for the secret unfaithfulness to God in their hearts, He permitted Baal's worshippers to tempt them to idolatry
"Since then not to be chastised is a mark of bastardy, we ought [not to refuse, but] rejoice in chastisement, as a mark of our genuine sonship" [Chrysostom].
If -- The oldest manuscripts read, "With a view to chastening (that is, since God's chastisement is with a view to your chastening, that is, disciplinary amelioration) endure patiently"; so Vulgate.
He may feel himself obliged to make political capital, and refuse to yield the men, at the risk of bringing down prompt chastisement from the armed hand of England.