Definition of chastisement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    chastisement

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//tʃæˈstaɪzmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃæˈstaɪzmənt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈtʃæstɪzmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæstɪzmənt//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) physical punishment Reasonable chastisement of children was allowed under the law.
  2. 2(formal) criticism of somebody for doing something wrong