What does castigation mean?

castigation meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., castigacioun, from Latin castigationem (nominative castigatio) "a correcting, reproof, chastizing," noun of action from previous participle stem of castigare (see castigate).


castigation meaning in General Dictionary

an extreme scolding

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  • verbal punishment
  • Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.
  • Emendation; modification.