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CORPORAL. An epithet for anything belonging to the body, as, corporal punishment, for punishment inflicted on the person of the criminal; corporal oath, which is an oath by the party who takes it being obliged to lay his hand on the Bible.

CORPORAL, in the army. A non-commissioned officer in a battalion of infantry.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(67) In particular, the more frequently or severely children are spanked or hit, the more likely they are to have symptoms of depression or anxiety, both at the time they are corporally punished and in the future.
They also demanded that the state grant full civil rights to the peasants because, at the time, they could be incarcerated for nonfulfillment of labor agreements, criminally prosecuted for profligacy and drunkenness, held in jail on a bread-and-water diet, and corporally punished.
(48) In the same year, black students constituted seventeen percent of the student population and were corporally punished at over two times the rate of white students.
Contrary to Iusupov's orders, the village elder had not helped but hindered Pelageia and her family; the Office now asked him to consult his own conscience, to "think in all your affairs of your life hereafter, where for every offence made by you to your neighbor you will suffer in conscience." Furthermore, just as the Office had chastised the village elder for alleged violence against Dar'ia Vakhrameeva earlier in the year, now it brought special attention to the alleged violence against Pelageia's sister in law: "you, having yourself corporally punished the sister in law ...
This recognition of genuine signs succeeds because we humans can 'express inferiority corporally' (e.g., by babbling and giggling) and because, qua activity, all speech arises from the spontaneous mind.
authorities rejected a husband's right at common law to corporally punish his wife, the American legal system still treated violence that occurred in the home differently from other cases involving physical violence); see also Michelle Madden Dempsey, What Counts as Domestic Violence?
For example, how should a school counselor work with a student who is corporally punished by her family because the family believes she is devil possessed?
To me, the most important aspect of this whole experience was this: that no matter what the fifteen of us, professors from around the country and from diverse disciplines, were doing, whether we were corporally experiencing the disorientation of not knowing, gleefully finding out for ourselves plunged up to the elbows in Everglades water, or deliberately analyzing our own self-awareness as learners, all of us, at every stage, were passionately thinking about how we could carry this pedagogy back into our own classrooms, how we could energize our students as much as we were being energized.
Alegria's close collaborations with artists like Awilda Sterling, Maritza Perez, and Viveca Vazquez (particularly through her group Taller de Otra Cosa) allowed him to develop an expressive performative language for constructing characters, both corporally as well as conceptually, through representations that simultaneously weave through acting, dancing, and stand-up comedy.
Upon first acquaintance, for example, Mrs DeRosier threatens her foster daughter's self-possession both verbally and corporally: "I know you half-breeds, you love to wallow in filth.
1,900 public school students are corporally punished.