Chastisement



[chas-tiz-muh nt, chas-tahyz-] /ˈtʃæs tɪz mənt, tʃæsˈtaɪz-/

noun
1.
severe criticism; a rebuke or strong reprimand.
2.
corporal punishment; a beating.
n.

c.1300, from chastise + -ment.

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