castigation


castigation
castigation (n.) late 14c., castigacioun, from L. castigationem (nom. castigatio) "a correcting, chastizing," noun of action from pp. stem of castigare (see CASTIGATE (Cf. castigate)).

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  • Castigation — (from the Latin castigatio), chastisement (via the French châtiment), or chiding is the infliction of severe (moral or corporal) punishment. One who administers a castigation is a castigator or chastiser. In earlier times, castigation… …   Wikipedia

  • castigation — ⇒CASTIGATION, subst. fém. Littéraire A. Action de châtier, de punir. Synon. blâme, punition : • ... dans ces sept livres des Châtiments, il y a un châtiment, une castigation funèbre entre toutes et qui sonne comme Villon le glas de la mort même …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Castigation — Cas ti*ga tion, n. [L. catigatio.] [1913 Webster] 1. Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism. [1913 Webster] The keenest castigation of her slanderers. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Emendation; correction. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castigation — index bad repute, blame (culpability), charge (accusation), condemnation (blame), contumely …   Law dictionary

  • Castigation — er et fremmedord for en revselse eller en tugtelse …   Danske encyklopædi

  • castigation — castigate ► VERB ▪ reprimand severely. DERIVATIVES castigation noun castigator noun. ORIGIN Latin castigare reprove , from castus pure, chaste …   English terms dictionary

  • castigation — noun see castigate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • castigation — See castigate. * * * …   Universalium

  • castigation — noun a) Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism. b) Emendation; correction …   Wiktionary

  • castigation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something, such as loss, pain, or confinement, imposed for wrongdoing: chastisement, correction, discipline, penalty, punishment. See REWARD …   English dictionary for students


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