pu·​ni·​tion pyü-ˈni-shən How to pronounce punition (audio)

Word History


Middle English punicion, from Anglo-French, from Latin punition-, punitio, from punire

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of punition was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Punition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punition. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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