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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

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.

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