Definition of 'punishment'
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But taxpayers would not have to fund compensation if punishments fitted their crimes. The Sun (2016)It's time the punishment fitted the crime. The Sun (2016)We have to ask ourselves why we want sanctions: for punishment or actually to make things safer? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The investigation is understood to be in the advanced stages but the unit does not publish outcomes unless there is a fine or punishment. The Sun (2016)I hope the police manage to catch the perpetrators and they receive just punishment for their crime. The Sun (2016)There was no further punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The charter reined in the forests and removed capital punishment or the loss of a limb for stealing the king's venison. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The FA cannot increase the punishment for offences dealt with by the match officials. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was very gregarious and generous, and also a progressive politician who campaigned for the abolition of capital punishment and women's suffrage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were other ingenious punishments to suit particular crimes. Man of Honour (2007)Yet on crime and punishment it seemed to have taken leave of its senses. The Sun (2010)There are many arguments against capital punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But of course the act of punishment makes them unhappy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The resignation is not a punishment in any way. Christianity Today (2000)It is precisely this difference between criminal sanction and sanction in general which distinguishes punishment from sanction. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)The usual punishment is the closure of the section where the offence took place. The Sun (2014)To see him survive sustained physical punishment that day was inspiring and mildly disturbing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The problem of crime and punishment comes up again and again in all sports. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The figures emerged after a new online drive to bring back capital punishment. The Sun (2011)The usual punishment for this would be prison. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are many reasons for this movement away from physical punishment. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)The cautions mean the offender does not have to go to court and there is no further punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All of these crimes involve punishments that can range from unlimited fines and up to ten years imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These were not considered acts of corporal punishment but were the result of a loss of temper and control. The Sun (2013)The law takes over, enforced by sanctions and punishment. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)Activists in Syria reported a switch to the use of fines rather than corporal punishment for religious offences. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Most need treatment, not punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I feel she's already got her punishment by the way she is. The Sun (2012)She should take her punishment like man - or like a woman with short hair and tattoos - and stop whining. The Sun (2007)The knowledge that the original medieval punishment for this particular sin was'being dismembered alive' is some consolation to me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'punishment'
British English: punishment /ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/ NOUN
Punishment is the act of punishing someone or being punished.
The man is guilty and deserves punishment.
- American English: punishment
- Arabic: عِقَاب
- Brazilian Portuguese: punição
- Chinese: 惩罚
- Croatian: kazna
- Czech: trest
- Danish: straf
- Dutch: straf
- European Spanish: castigo acto
- Finnish: rangaistus
- French: punition
- German: Strafe
- Greek: τιμωρία
- Italian: punizione
- Japanese: 処罰
- Korean: 벌
- Norwegian: straff
- Polish: kara
- European Portuguese: punição
- Romanian: pedeapsă
- Russian: наказание
- Spanish: castigo
- Swedish: straff
- Thai: การลงโทษ
- Turkish: ceza
- Ukrainian: покарання
- Vietnamese: sự trừng phạt
Definition of punishment from the Collins English Dictionary
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