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agent provocateur (French) a secret agent who incites other people to commit acts that will subject them to punishment or prosecution, or who incites others to acts of rebellion or subversion; troublemaker.
answer to endure punishment or hardship as a result of one's deeds (usu. fol. by for). [1/9 definitions]
avenge to inflict punishment or cause suffering as retribution for; take vengeance for. [2 definitions]
bastinado an Oriental method of punishment involving blows to the soles of the feet or buttocks with a stick. [1/4 definitions]
beating severe physical violence done as punishment or during a confrontation, usu. with blows from fists or a weapon. [1/3 definitions]
beat the rap (slang) to escape punishment.
bill of attainder a legislative act in which a person is found guilty, without trial, of a crime, esp. treason, and condemned to capital punishment.
black book a real or imaginary notebook containing names of people, usu. recorded for future censure or punishment.
capital punishment punishment, of a crime such as murder, by death.
chasten to awaken conscience or bring about moral improvement through suffering, discipline, or punishment. [1/3 definitions]
condemn to order punishment to be given to; convict or sentence. [1/5 definitions]
condign well-deserved or fitting, esp. of punishment or reprimand.
corporal punishment punishment inflicted directly on the body of the offender, such as flogging.
correction punishment in the interest of improvement. [1/3 definitions]
cover (informal) to protect someone from punishment or censure by providing an excuse or alibi. [2/13 definitions]
criminal law that area of law having to do with crime and its punishment.
Daniel according to the Old Testament, a Hebrew prophet employed at the Babylonian court who was cast into a lions' den as a punishment for disobedience, but emerged unharmed. [1/2 definitions]
death penalty a sentence of death as punishment for a crime; capital punishment.
demerit a mark made on a person's record because of some fault, misconduct, offense, or failure, often leading to punishment or a loss of privileges. [1/2 definitions]
deserve to be worthy or suited for something given such as a reward, punishment, or other requital. [1/2 definitions]
detention the detaining of someone, esp. for a short time, either as punishment or until a trial can be held. [1/3 definitions]