Definition of corporal punishment in English:
Physical punishment, such as caning or flogging.
- Opponents of corporal punishment argue that frequent physical punishment interferes with the teaching of nonviolent modes of conflict resolution.
- One of the most common allegations relates to physical abuse and excessive corporal punishment.
- Similarly, unlike many of their continental European neighbours, the English clung to corporal punishment as a penal sanction until well into the twentieth century.
Definition of corporal punishment in:
- US English dictionary
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