corporal punishment


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

corporal punishment

n
punishment of a physical nature, such as caning, flogging, or beating
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crimecorporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
electric shock - the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture; "they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks"
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
gauntlet, gantlet - a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim
kick in the butt - punishment inflicted by kicking the victim in the behind
lapidation, stoning - the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
tělesný trest
korporlig afstraffelse
ruumiillinen rangaistus
fizičko kažnjavanje
体刑
체벌
aga
การลงโทษทางร่างกายของผู้กระทำผิด
hình phạt về thể xác

corporal punishment

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

corporal punishment

npunizione f corporale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

corporal punishment

عُقُوبَة بَدَنِيَّة tělesný trest korporlig afstraffelse Körperstrafe σωματική τιμωρία castigo corporal ruumiillinen rangaistus châtiment corporel fizičko kažnjavanje punizione corporale 体刑 체벌 lijfstraf fysisk avstraffelse kara cielesna castigo corporal телесное наказание aga การลงโทษทางร่างกายของผู้กระทำผิด dayak cezası hình phạt về thể xác 体罚
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
Reactionary as it is, corporal punishment is better than nothing.
That the mother threatened corporal punishment, whereat the father tremblingly intervened.
"I don't approve of corporal punishment, especially for girls.
It is also necessary to abstain from all kinds of insolence; more particularly from corporal punishment; which you must be most cautious never to exercise over those who have a delicate sense of honour; for, as those who love money are touched to the quick when anything affects their property, so are men of honour and principle when they receive any disgrace: therefore, either never employ personal punishment, or, if you do, let it be only in the manner in which a father would correct his son, and not with contempt; and, upon the whole, make amends for any seeming disgrace by bestowing greater honours.
I have never inflicted corporal punishment upon you, but I warn you that should you disobey your mother's wishes in this instance, I shall."
English grammar, composition, geography, and the use of the dumb-bells, by Miss Melissa Wackles; writing, arthmetic, dancing, music, and general fascination, by Miss Sophia Wackles; the art of needle-work, marking, and samplery, by Miss Jane Wackles; corporal punishment, fasting, and other tortures and terrors, by Mrs Wackles.
Here is a profane and drunken minstrel, called Allan-a-Dale nebulo quidam who has menaced me with corporal punishment nay, with death itself, an I pay not down four hundred crowns of ransom, to the boot of all the treasure he hath already robbed me of gold chains and gymmal rings to an unknown value; besides what is broken and spoiled among their rude hands, such as my pouncer-box and silver crisping-tongs.''
We are allowed by law to administer "slight corporal punishment" to our servants, it being left entirely to individual taste to decide what "slight" shall be, and my neighbour really seems to enjoy using this privilege, judging from the way she talks about it.
Corporal punishment was out of the question, the odds were too great; so he began to hint at paying for the damage.
Apparently, YouGov found that parents who use corporal punishment at home are more agreeable to their kids being physically disciplined in schools.
Advocate Asiya Abbasi said at the launching ceremony of her book at Knowledge Centre here the other day that awareness about and strong legislation to ban corporal punishment at all places was the need of hour.