punishment ( punishments plural )
1 n-uncount Punishment is the act of punishing someone or of being punished.
...a group which campaigns against the physical punishment of children..., I have no doubt that the man is guilty and that he deserves punishment.
2 n-var A punishment is a particular way of punishing someone.
The government is proposing tougher punishments for officials convicted of corruption...
3 n-uncount You can use punishment to refer to severe physical treatment of any kind.
Don't expect these types of boot to take the punishment that gardening will give them.
capital punishment →
Capital punishment is punishment which involves the legal killing of a person who has committed a serious crime such as murder. n-uncount
Most democracies have abolished capital punishment.
Corporal punishment is the punishment of people by hitting them. n-uncount
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 chastening, chastisement, comeuppance (slang) correction, discipline, just deserts, penalty, penance, punitive measures, retribution, sanction, what for (informal)
2 (informal) abuse, beating, hard work, maltreatment, manhandling, pain, rough treatment, slave labour, torture, victimization
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