corporal punishment

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corporal punishment

Public health The use of physical punishment–beating or other form of bodily injury to discipline children and control misbehavior. See Domestic violence. Cf Capital punishment.
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She notes the position of slaves and male children among the Romans and the role of corporeal punishment in correcting and forming them into useful members of the family.
The official also said inmates are treated with dignity and never subjected to torture or corporeal punishment.
Before Olds recounts the end of her mother's life and battle with cancer, she covers some other pretty intense subjects, such as corporeal punishment while menstruating, abortions in the era of George Bush and her mother's own personal lonesome, abusive and puritanical history.