infliction

noun
in·​flic·​tion | \ in-ˈflik-shən How to pronounce infliction (audio) \

Definition of infliction

1 : the act of inflicting
2 : something (such as punishment or suffering) that is inflicted

Examples of infliction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit's allegations also charge school officials with intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and failure to report child abuse. CBS News, "Parents of bullied 8-year-old who died by suicide can sue school district, court rules," 30 Dec. 2020 In their complaint, the parents accuse school officials with intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and failure to report child abuse. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Ohio parents of boy who killed himself over bullying can sue educators, court rules," 30 Dec. 2020 The lawsuit's allegations also charge school officials with intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and failure to report child abuse. Dan Sewell, ajc, "Court: Parents of child who killed himself can sue educators," 29 Dec. 2020 Jane Doe #2 was also part of the lawsuit that alleged infliction of emotional distress, stalking and invasion of privacy by the defendants. NBC News, "Danny Masterson harassment suit must go through Scientology mediation, judge rules," 1 Jan. 2021 Pitt would go on to sue the magazine for invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress, claiming a photographer trespassed at a hotel to photograph the couple without their consent. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Shania Twain makes a 'That Don't Impress Me Much' joke on Brad Pitt's birthday," 21 Dec. 2020 Now, Middleton is seeking $160 million from the city, citing battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and civil conspiracy. Justin Fenton, baltimoresun.com, "A Baltimore Police sergeant was cleared after being arrested at a strip club. Now she’s suing," 7 Dec. 2020 In addition to wrongful death, the suit on behalf of Rivera's son also includes claims for survival and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Ashley Cullins, Billboard, "Naya Rivera's Drowning Sparks Wrongful Death Lawsuit," 18 Nov. 2020 The actor is suing on behalf of his and Rivera's 4-year-old son, Josey, for wrongful death, survival and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "'Glee' star Naya Rivera's ex Ryan Dorsey files wrongful death suit for 'utterly preventable' drowning," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of infliction

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Infliction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infliction. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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