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corporal punishment

noun

Simple Definition of corporal punishment

  • : punishment that involves hitting someone : physical punishment

Full Definition of corporal punishment

  1. :  punishment that involves hitting someone :  physical punishment <The school banned corporal punishment many years ago.>

Word by Word Definitions

corporalplay
  1. :  a linen cloth on which the eucharistic elements are placed

  1. :  corporeal, physical

    :  of, relating to, or affecting the body

  1. :  a noncommissioned officer ranking in the army above a private first class and below a sergeant and in the marine corps above a lance corporal and below a sergeant

punishmentplay
  1. :  the act of punishing

    :  suffering, pain, or loss that serves as retribution

    :  a penalty inflicted on an offender through judicial procedure


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