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punish

verb amerce, bring to retribution, call to account, castigate, chasten, chastise, condemn, correct, discipline, exact retribution, flog, inflict penalty, lash, penalize, reprimand, retaliate, scourge, sentence, slate, smite, subject to penalty, take to task, take vengeance on, teach a lesson to, torture, trounce, whip
Associated concepts: cruel and excessive punishment, cruel and inhuman punishment, cruel and unusual punishment, excessive punishment
Foreign phrases: In quo quis delinquit, in eo de jure est puniendus.In whatever the offense, he is to be punished by the law.
See also: beat, convict, fine, inflict, mulct, penalize, repay, reprehend, strike
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In an effort to protect corporate equities from spies, as well as criminals, Congress punishes them both under this law.
So before the next Brooklyn jury punishes the next gun maker for its sales in some Southern state, it would seem completely in accord with the Framers' intent for Congress to lay down a few ground rules aimed at ensuring that some jurisdictions' laws do not slight the legitimate operation of others'.