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corporal punishment


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  • n. A form of punishment achieved by inflicting blows to the offender's body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. punishment applied to the body of the offender, including the death penalty, whipping, and imprisonment.

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

  • n. the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime


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