Translation of punishment in Spanish:

punishment

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (chastisement) castigo (masculine) the punishment the criminal received el castigo or la condena que recibió el delincuente he took his punishment like a man sufrió el castigo sin quejarse let the punishment fit the crime que el castigo sea acorde con la gravedad del delito
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    • Martin said this would bring the level of punishment in line with offences against police officers.
    • Some of these decisions are applications of the requirement of proportionality of punishment to offence.
    • Scandalising the court is a form of contempt that can lead to the imposition of punishment.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (rough treatment) it's taken a lot of punishment ha sido muy maltratado or [colloquial/familiar] baqueteado he took a lot of punishment in the seventh round se llevó una buena paliza en el séptimo asalto [colloquial/familiar]

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The National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the Guardia Civil.