corporal punishment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corporal punishment the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corporal punishment (law) punishment applied to the body of the offender, including the death penalty, whipping, and imprisonment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Corporal punishment punishment inflicted on the body, as flogging, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. corporaliscorpus, corpŏris, the body.

Usage

In literature:

He never treated her again to corporeal punishment; while she, on her part, indulged him fully.
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
She believes in corporal punishment.
"When Patty Went to College" by Jean Webster
I have all my life been opposed to corporal punishment, be it in schools or for criminals.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
Whoever is remiss in his husbandry, shall be liable to corporal punishment.
"A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of the Gypsies" by John Hoyland
No right of corporal punishment is allowed by law, but whipping is practiced upon most of the estates.
"The Mayas, the Sources of Their History / Dr. Le Plongeon in Yucatan, His Account of Discoveries" by Stephen Salisbury, Jr.
If I remember correctly that estimable woman was opposed to bloodshed and preferred corporal punishment.
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
Adultery was not punished corporally, but by a pecuniary fine.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
There would be no more corporal punishment, and we were going to be ruled by love.
"Sovereign Grace" by Dwight Moody
Corporal punishment is external, but it may be accompanied with a keen sense of dishonor.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
And despite the imminent corporal punishment, Red felt something like a load fall from him.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
All corporal punishment is strictly prohibited.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
As to corporal punishment in the army and navy, see articles MILITARY LAW; NAVY.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
I went home; and my father, after inflicting severe corporal punishment, threatened to bind me apprentice to a butcher.
"Hungarian Sketches in Peace and War" by Mór Jókai
Corporal punishment was out of the question, the odds were too great; so he began to hint at paying for the damage.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
At one of the charity schools which we visited, Mr. Mann asked whether corporal punishment was used.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Corporal punishment is also dealt out to the unfortunate tutors, who are held responsible for their pupils' omissions.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Corporal punishment was out of the question, the odds were too great; so he began to hint at paying for the damage.
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
To be in the full enjoyment of civil and political rights and not to have been condemned to any corporal punishment for common offenses.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
BASTINA'DO, an Eastern method of corporal punishment, consisting of blows upon the soles of the feet, applied with a bamboo cane.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Corporal punishment was then still in vogue, and delinquents under eighteen years old were not infrequently chastised in public.
"Milton's England" by Lucia Ames Mead
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In news:

Arkansas Author Offers Analysis Of Corporal Punishment In New Book.
High school district expands corporal punishment.
Corporal punishment in schools is legal in 19 states, including Florida.
With the board's action, only 16 out of 117 school districts in North Carolina allow corporal punishment.
Viral video fuels spanking debate, sparks questions about when corporal punishment crosses into abuse.
Why Texas should ban corporal punishment in schools.
Carolyn McCarthy (D-New York) has introduced the "Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act," (photo CarolynMcCarthy.com).
Letter the House Education and Labor Committee on Corporal Punishment in Schools.
Corporal punishment has been on the decline in American schools, but it remains acceptable in 20 states.
The Senate is headed toward a vote on a bill to punish corporations that send jobs overseas.
You have to believe there was a part of head coach Gary Patterson that wanted to go corporal punishment on his star quarterback after his DWI bust.
Before you could come up with an intelligent answer, you probably found yourself at the wrong end of some sort of corporal punishment.
A Texas school district Springtown ISD has decided to change its corporal punishment policy rather than apologize after a male vice principal paddled two high school girls, prompting complaints from their parents.
Apparently, in Texas corporal punishment is still going strong in the public school system.
It could be considered a severe application of corporal punishment , but not.
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