Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a rebuke for making a mistake
  • noun verbal punishment

Etymologies

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Old French chastiement, from the verb chastier, from Latin castīgō

Examples

  • 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.

    'Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.

  • 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.

    Upside Your Head « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Its clear that the SNOWBLOWER, is trying to downplay this obvious condemnation and chastisement from the newly elected Iraqi Prime Minister.

    Think Progress » Rice Drops White House Claim That Iraqi Prime Minister Was Misquoted About Haditha

  • 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

    One Of Our Airheads Is Missing! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • 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 [1].

    Boxing Emma; or the Reader’s Dilemma at the Box Hill Games

  • 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.

    Darkest Hour

  • 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.

    Darkest Hour

  • 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.

    Darkest Hour

  • 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.

    Darkest Hour

  • (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

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Comments

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  • Are too many words a form of chastisement?

    November 28, 2007

  • "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

  • 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