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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.

Punishment Quotations

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
Margaret Mead

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.
Orrin Hatch

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
Dorothy Dix
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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
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