castigation

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castigation (countable and uncountable, plural castigations)

  1. (archaic) Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof
    • 1859, George Meredith, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Chapter 5:
      He was seasoned wood, and took the world pretty wisely; not reckless of castigation, as some boys become, nor oversensitive as to dehonour, as his friend and comrade beside him was.
  2. severe criticism.
  3. (obsolete) Emendation; correction.

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