Punishment

Causing psychological or physical pain to another usually with the goal of changing the other's future behavior. Punishment may quickly produce submission or obedience, with longer term side effects such as rebellion, revenge, or withdrawal. See social control.

Punishment

Punishment is the authoritative imposition of an undesirable or unpleasant outcome upon an individual or group by law enforcement in response to behaviour that an authority deems unacceptable or a violation of some norm. The unpleasant imposition may include a fine, penalty, or confinement, or be the removal or denial of something pleasant or desi...
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Punishment

• (n.) Severe, rough, or disastrous treatment. • (n.) The act of punishing. • (n.) Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense. • (n.) A penalty inflicted by a court of justice on a convicted offender as a just retribution, and incidentally for the purposes of reformation and prevention.Punis...
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punishment

penalty noun the act of punishing
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Punishment

[psychology] In operant conditioning, punishment is any change in a human or animal`s surroundings that occurs after a given behavior or response which reduces the likelihood of that behavior occurring again in the future. As with reinforcement, it is the behavior, not the animal, that is punished. Whether a change is or is not punishing is...
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Punishment

Pun'ish·ment noun 1. The act of punishing. 2. Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense. « I never gave them condign punishment .» Shak. « The rewards and punishments of another life.» Locke.
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Punishment

Adverse stimuli offered following a given behavior that decreases the probability that the behavior will be repeated.
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punishment

punishment Cross references related to 'pain, hurt; suffering, injury' word families: -agra; algesi-; algo-; angina-; dolor-; Masochism; noci-; odyno-; pono- (toil, work; pain); Sadism.
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punishment

punishment: see capital punishment; corporal punishment; criminal law; prison.
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Punishment

Some pain or penalty warranted by law, inflicted on a person, for the commission of a crime or misdemeanor, or for the omission of the performance of an act required by law, by the judgment and command of some lawful court. The right of society to punish, is derived from a supposed agreement which the persons who composes the primitive societies .....
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punishment

The application of an unpleasant stimulus or penalty for the purpose of eliminating or correcting undesirable behaviour. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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punishment

the infliction of some kind of pain or loss upon a person for a misdeed (i.e., the transgression of a law or command). Punishment may take forms ... [17 related articles]
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punishment

[n] - the act of punishing
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