What does the word punishment mean?

Usage examples for punishment

  1. Let us hope in God's mercy that your punishment is over. – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  2. I fear that the only effect will be to make him worse, even when he was quite a small boy punishment only had that effect with him. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  3. The Otaheitans regarded this punishment with horror. – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow