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Noun
Suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense
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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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Punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance
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Reparation for 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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The punishment passed on a convicted person
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Severe criticism or treatment
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(in Christian theology) A state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death
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A legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property
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A quality of being inadequate
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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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Great embarrassment and shame
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An expression of sharp disapproval or criticism
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The carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
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