Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being punishable; liability to punishment.

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

  • noun The characteristic of being punishable; the ability to be punished.

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Examples

  • This can be traced to the Confucius teaching of 'the non-punishability of the authority' 刑不上大夫-礼记, and of course conveniently defended by those in power, especially those who do not deserve to be in power.

    Misnomer of the legalist Shang Yang, and how to fix the mess in China's legal system

  • This can be traced to the Confucius teaching of 'the non-punishability of the authority' 刑不上大夫-礼记, and of course conveniently defended by those in power, especially those who do not deserve to be in power.

    Archive 2005-09-01

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