- (obsolete) punishment
- (Can we find and add a quotation of The Mirror for Magistrates to this entry?)
- 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.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for punition in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
punition f (plural punitions)
- “punition” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).