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Punish

punish vt

1 : to impose a penalty on for a fault, offense, or violation
2 : to inflict a penalty for the commission of (an offense) in retribution or retaliation or as a deterrent
vi
: to inflict punishment
pun·ish·abil·i·ty [pə-ni-shə-bi-lə-tē]
n

pun·ish·able [pə-ni-shə-bəl]
adj

pun·ish·er n



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