FindLaw Legal Dictionary

The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.

Pain

pain n

1 : punishment
2 a : physical discomfort associated with bodily disorder (as disease or injury)
b : acute mental or emotional suffering
pain·less adj

pain·less·ly adv


on pain of

or
un·der pain of

: subject to penalty or punishment of [ordered not to leave the country on pain of death]


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.