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Noun: punishment  pú-nish-munt
  1. Something (e.g. imprisonment or paying a fine) someone is made to do to compensate for a wrongdoing, especially for crime; the act of punishing
    - penalty, penalization, penalisation [Brit], sanction

Derived forms: punishments

Type of: social control

Encyclopedia: Punishment, Everlasting