Definition for CHAS'TISE-MENT

CHAS'TISE-MENT, n. [Fr. châtiment; Arm. castiz; from chaste.]

Correction; punishment; pain inflicted for punishment and correction, either by stripes or otherwise. Shall I so much dishonor my fair stars, / On equal terms to give him chastisement. – Shak. I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more. – Job. xxxiv. The chastisement of our peace, in Scripture, was the pain which Christ suffered to purchase our peace and reconciliation to God. Is. liii.

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