punition

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin punitio: compare French punition. See punish.

NounEdit

punition ‎(countable and uncountable, plural punitions)

  1. (obsolete) punishment
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    • 1845, The English Review (volume 4, page 145)
      The corrections of the scholars consist of penitences and punitions; the former are, keeping a boy standing, or on his knees, or in an ignominious place; the latter are pensums (i. e. impositions), or, rarely, the use of a leather thong on the hand.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pūnītiō ‎(punishment).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

punition f ‎(plural punitions)

  1. punishment

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NounEdit

punition f (plural punitions)

  1. punishment
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