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if a crime carries a particular punishment, that is the punishment people will receive for committing it
legal a commutable punishment can be changed to one that is less severe
connected with the punishment of people who do not obey rules
formal an exemplary punishment is extremely severe, so that other people will be afraid to commit a similar crime
a just reward or punishment is one that is deserved
used about the punishment itself
a light punishment is not very severe
a mild punishment or criticism is not very severe
relating to the punishment of criminals
used as a place for punishing criminals
a sound punishment is severe
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
a woman in stories who has magic powers. A man with magic powers is usually called a wizard.
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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