to be severe in punishment

to be severe in punishment
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  • punishment — pun·ish·ment n 1: the act of punishing 2: a penalty (as a fine or imprisonment) inflicted on an offender through the judicial and esp. criminal process see also cruel and unusual punishment Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Severe — Se*vere , a. [Compar. {Severer}; superl. {Severest}.] [L. severus; perhaps akin to Gr. ??? awe, ??? revered, holy, solemn, Goth. swikns innocent, chaste: cf. F. s[ e]v[ e]re. Cf. {Asseverate}, {Persevere}.] 1. Serious in feeling or manner;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Punishment — Pun ish*ment, n. 1. The act of punishing. [1913 Webster] 2. Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense. [1913 Webster] I never gave them condign punishment. Shak. [1913 Webster] The rewards and punishments of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punishment — /pun ish meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of punishing. 2. the fact of being punished, as for an offense or fault. 3. a penalty inflicted for an offense, fault, etc. 4. severe handling or treatment. [1250 1300; ME punysshement < AF punisement, OF… …   Universalium

  • PUNISHMENT — While there is no modern theory of punishment that cannot, in some form or other, be traced back to biblical concepts, the original and foremost purpose of punishment in biblical law was the appeasement of God. God abhors the criminal ways of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • severe — se|vere W2S3 [sıˈvıə US ˈvır] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(very serious)¦ 2¦(weather)¦ 3¦(punishment)¦ 4¦(criticism)¦ 5¦(difficult)¦ 6¦(person)¦ 7¦(plain)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: sévère, from Latin severus] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • punishment — n. 1) to administer, mete out punishment to 2) to impose, inflict punishment on 3) to escape; suffer, take punishment 4) cruel, cruel and unusual; harsh, severe; just; light, mild punishment 5) capital; corporal; summary punishment 6) (mil.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • punishment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cruel, harsh, heavy, severe ▪ unusual ▪ the constitutional prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment ▪ appropriate …   Collocations dictionary

  • severe — 01. He suffered a [severe] head injury in a car accident, and doctors worry he may never be able to speak again. 02. He had a [severe] headache after bumping his head. 03. The flight was canceled due to a [severe] thunderstorm. 04. Generally, in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Punishment — The old village stocks in Chapeltown, Lancashire, England For other uses, see Punishment (disambiguation). Punishment is the authoritative imposition of something negative or unpleasant on a person or animal in response to behavior deemed wrong… …   Wikipedia

  • punishment — pun|ish|ment W3 [ˈpʌnıʃmənt] n 1.) [U and C] something that is done in order to punish someone, or the act of punishing them →↑punitive ▪ The Court decides what punishment to impose . punishment for ▪ the punishment for treason punishment by ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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