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Definition of "chastisement" [chas•tise•ment]

  • The act of chastising. (noun)
  • A rebuke. (noun)
  • A punishment. (noun)

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Use "chastisement" in a sentence
  • "Sec 58 of the Children Act 2004 provides that lawful chastisement is available provided it falls short of offenses of ABH and cruelty to a person under 16."
  • "In fact, this opinion suggests that the major reason for allowing husbands the right of "moderate chastisement" is to spare them the shame that would come from having such deeds aired in public."
  • "Reasonable chastisement is allowed as long as the line between that and assault is not crossed. on November 17, 2006 at 1: 05 am | Reply Mr Mans Wife"