mirror punishment

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Possibly a calque translation of Dutch spiegelstraf or German Spiegelstrafe

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mirror punishment (plural mirror punishments)

  1. A form of punishment which reflects the nature of the crime, sin etc. it punishes.
    Mirror punishments are often justified by the Biblical phrase 'an eye for an eye'
    The Sharia (Islamic penal code) rule of amputating a thief's stealing hand is a bloody mirror punishment

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Last modified on 9 December 2013, at 18:16