punishment

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dominance through threat of punishment and violence absolutism , despotism , tyranny
deprive as punishment amerce
fine, punishment by amercement
period during which offenders are exempt from punishment amnesty
warrant granting release from punishment for an offense amnesty , pardon
goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment Ate
repentance motivated by fearrepentance motivated by fear of punishment attrition
act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows beating , drubbing , lacing , licking , thrashing , trouncing , whacking
switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment birch , birch rod
stiff switch used to hit students as punishment cane
instrument of punishment formerly used in China for petty criminals; consists of a heavy wooden collar enclosing the neck and arms cangue
crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate capital offense
punishment, to inflict severe castigate , chastise
verbal punishment castigation , chastisement
punishment, to correct by chasten , take to task
punishment that one deserves comeuppance , just deserts
punishment, of a deserved appropriate commensurate , condign
threat of divine punishment or vengeance commination
warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one commutation
(law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law commutation , re-sentencing
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