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“corporal punishment” in English

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corporal punishmentnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɔː.pər.əl ˈpʌn.ɪʃ.mənt/ us /ˌkɔːr.pɚ.əl ˈpʌn.ɪʃ.mənt/

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  • Corporal punishment of any kind is rare. 
  • Corporal punishment, except for the gravest offences, is abolished. 
  • Fines, corporal punishment, and in the case of heinous crimes, mutilation and death are their penalties. 
  • On this circumstance being reported to the lieutenant-governor, Wright received an immediate corporal punishment. 
  • They had the power of inflicting corporal punishment. 

(Definition of “corporal punishment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“corporal punishment” in American English

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corporal punishmentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔr·prəl ˈpʌn·ɪʃ·mənt, -pər·əl-/

physical punishment, esp. by hitting with the hand or with a stick

(Definition of “corporal punishment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)