corporal punishment

Definitions of corporal punishment
  1. noun
    the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
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    beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    electric shock
    the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture
    capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution
    putting a condemned person to death
    gantlet, gauntlet
    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)
    flagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning, whipping
    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
    burning, burning at the stake
    execution by fire
    a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    burning, electrocution
    execution by electricity
    beheading, decapitation
    execution by cutting off the victim's head
    the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
    type of:
    penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment
    the act of punishing
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