Search Result for "corporal punishment":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corporal \Cor"po*ral\, a. [L. corporalis, fr. corpus body. See Corpse.] 1. Belonging or relating to the body; bodily. "Past corporal toil." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Pillories and other corporal infections. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Corporal punishment (law), punishment applied to the body of the offender, including the death penalty, whipping, and imprisonment. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In this sense now usually written corporeal. --Milton. [1913 Webster] A corporal heaven . . . .where the stare are. --Latimer. [1913 Webster] What seemed corporal melted As breath into the wind. --Shak. Syn: Corporal, Bodily, Corporeal. Usage: Bodily is opposed to mental; as, bodily affections. Corporeal refers to the whole physical structure or nature, of the body; as, corporeal substance or frame. Corporal, as now used, refers more to punishment or some infliction; as, corporal punishment. To speak of corporeal punishment is an error. Bodily austerities; the corporeal mold. [1913 Webster] Corporal
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

corporal punishment n 1: the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "corporal punishment": bastinado, basting, battery, beating, belting, buffeting, caning, clubbing, cowhiding, cudgeling, drubbing, flagellation, flailing, flogging, fustigation, horsewhipping, lacing, lashing, pistol-whipping, rawhiding, scourging, spanking, strapping, stripes, swingeing, switching, thrashing, trouncing, truncheoning, whipping