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chastize

Word Origin and History for chastize
chastize
c.1300, earlier chastien (12c.), from O.Fr. chastier, from L. castigare "to punish," lit. "to make pure" (see castigate).
"He alone may chastise who loves." [Rabindranath Tagore, "The Crescent Moon," 1913]
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