bastinado

bastinado

[bas-tuh-ney-doh, -nah-doh]
noun, plural bastinadoes.
1.
a mode of punishment consisting of blows with a stick on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.
2.
a blow or a beating with a stick, cudgel, etc.
3.
a stick or cudgel.
verb (used with object), bastinadoed, bastinadoing.
4.
to beat with a stick, cane, etc., especially on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.

Origin:
1570–80; earlier bastanado < Spanish bastonada (bastón stick (see baton) + -ada -ade1)

unbastinadoed, adjective
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bastinado (ˌbæstɪˈneɪdəʊ)
 
n , pl -does
1.  punishment or torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with a stick
2.  a blow or beating with a stick
3.  a stick; cudgel
 
vb , -does, -does, -doing, -doed
4.  to beat (a person) on the soles of the feet
 
[C16: from Spanish bastonada, from baston stick, from Late Latin bastum see baton]

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bastinado
1570s, from Sp. bastonada "a beating, cudgeling," from baston "stick," from L.L. bastum (see baton).
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Bastinado definition


beating, a mode of punishment common in the East. It is referred to by "the rod of correction" (Prov. 22:15), "scourging" (Lev. 19:20), "chastising" (Deut. 22:18). The number of blows could not exceed forty (Deut. 25:2, 3).

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