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bastinado

[bas-tuh-ney-doh, -nah-doh] /ˌbæs təˈneɪ doʊ, -ˈnɑ doʊ/
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
1570-1580
1570-80; earlier bastanado < Spanish bastonada (bastón stick (see baton) + -ada -ade1)
Related forms
unbastinadoed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bastinado

bastinado

/ˌbæstɪˈneɪdəʊ/
noun (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
verb (transitive) -does, -doing, -doed
4.
to beat (a person) on the soles of the feet
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish bastonada, from baston stick, from Late Latin bastum see baton
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Word Origin and History for bastinado
n.

1570s, from Spanish bastonada "a beating, cudgeling," from baston "stick," from Late Latin bastum (see baton).

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bastinado in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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