meting out

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She saw herself in the Suffrage Office, delivering judgment, meting out right and wrong, and there seemed to her to be some justice in the charge, although it did not affect her main position.
The House of Representatives has passed a measure meting out the penalty of life imprisonment for the hacking of bank systems, which would be considered a form of economic sabotage.
In Kansas last year the state's second highest court pushed Lawrence aside to uphold a state law meting out different punishments for gay and straight sex.