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Definition of Punishment


  1. Severe, rough, or disastrous treatment.
  2. The act of punishing.
  3. Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense.
  4. A penalty inflicted by a court of justice on a convicted offender as a just retribution, and incidentally for the purposes of reformation and prevention.
More "Punishment" Quotations

Punishment Translations

punishment in Afrikaans is straf
punishment in Danish is straf
punishment in Dutch is straf, bestraffing
punishment in German is Strafe, Strafe, Bestrafung
punishment in Italian is castigo, punizione
punishment in Latin is ultio ultionis, poena, supplicium
punishment in Spanish is punicion, castigo, escarmiento
punishment in Swedish is straff, straff, bestraffning