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WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French punisement (late 13c.), Old French punissement, from punir (see punish). Meaning "rough handling" is from 1811.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.