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CASTIGATORY, punishments. An engine used to punish women who have been convicted of being common scolds it is sometimes called the trebucket, tumbrel, ducking stool, or cucking stool. This barbarous punishment has perhaps never been inflicted in the United States. 12 S. & It. 225. Vide Common Scold.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In another part of the same collection of teachings, Jesus recalled the commandment against adultery, adding the more castigatory warning that ".everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Mt 5:28).
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Thereafter the trends in satire become more difficult to characterize, as they become multidirectional, though the invective of Charles Churchill, for example, is "exceptional" in the 1760s, "a decade hardly known for its harshly castigatory satire" (253).
And Randall Stewart emended his "too sharp, too castigatory" judgment of Sophia's editing as an example of "the genteel Victorian female" with the similar realization "that Fields had been a fairly active collaborator in the act of editing" (278).
The availability of high level of aid, in post-conflict environments offers astonishingly greater openings and relatively little castigatory perils for corrupt practices.