Womankind has long known that style can be used as a weapon to mete out psychological torment.
Navarro worries that may mean the politically powerful Flores family will mete out their own brand of justice.
Confucius said, Love is to mete out five things to all below heaven.
With wrath and ire he rose to mete out justice to this highwayman.
So I ask your advice how to act in this matter, and what fate I should mete out to these captives.
The law should mete out to them the same rewards and punishments.
Remember that whatsoever measure you mete out to others, it shall be measured to you again.
The other cannot give you your right; he cannot "mete out right" to you.
He would have to submit tamely to whatever they might mete out to him in the way of punishment—until he got the lay of the land.
It could mete out any punishment, except death or any dismemberment.
"to allot," Old English metan "to measure, mete out; compare, estimate" (class V strong verb; past tense mæt, past participle meten), from Proto-Germanic *metanan (cf. Old Saxon metan, Old Frisian, Old Norse meta, Dutch meten, Old High German mezzan, German messen, Gothic mitan "to measure"), from PIE *med- "to take appropriate measures" (see medical). Used now only with out. Related: Meted; meting.
"boundary," now only in phrase metes and bounds, late 15c., from Old French mete "limit, bounds, frontier," from Latin meta "goal, boundary, post, pillar."