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Definition of corporal punishment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

corporal punishment

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɔːpərəl ˈpʌnɪʃmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrpərəl ˈpʌnɪʃmənt//
 
[uncountable] Types of punishment, School life
 
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the physical punishment of people, especially by hitting them See related entries: Types of punishment, School life
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