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Noun: infliction  in'flik-shun
  1. (tax) the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
    - imposition
     
  2. An act causing pain or damage
     
  3. Something or someone that causes annoyance, inconvenience, or makes life more difficult
    "he's not a friend, he's an infliction";
    - annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, pain in the neck, irritation, nuisance

Derived forms: inflictions

Type of: actus reus, enforcement, misconduct, negative stimulus, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct