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A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
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“It was unlikely that he would escape punishment for his provable crimes.”
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The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense
“Do the crime and punishment by the justice system will more than likely follow.”
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Rough treatment or handling
“The walls of the little cottage would absorb severe punishment in the tempestuous conditions.”
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Any treatment or experience outside of that which was intended for that results in physical harm or damage
“This machine was not designed to take the sort of punishment it has been subjected to.”
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Revenge exacted for an insult, injury, or other wrong
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A disaster or difficulty regarded as a divine punishment
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The consequence of an action, irrespective of good or bad
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Death by being nailed to a cross
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Severe criticism or treatment
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The act of inflicting or something inflicted
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A misfortune or affliction that causes worry, hardship, or distress
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A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest
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(religion) A state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinner passes after death
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The carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
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