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

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Opt instead for soft caramels or pâtes de fruits from Jacques Genin; a chocolate bar or mixed box of ganaches from Jean-Paul Hévin; or punitions, the iconic shortbread cookies from Poilâne bakery. Lindsey Tramuta, CNT, "What to Buy in Paris Right Now," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of punition

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for punition

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

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