Cite
 

Meaning of punishment

pun•ish•ment

Pronunciation: (pun'ish-munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of punishing.
  2. the fact of being punished, as for an offense or fault.
  3. a penalty inflicted for an offense, fault, etc.
  4. severe handling or treatment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: