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corporal punishment

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Noun corporal punishment has 1 sense
  1. corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
    --1 is a kind of
    punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation
    --1 has particulars:
     beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking; electric shock; execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty; gauntlet, gantlet; kick in the butt; stoning, lapidation
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