EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT

A punishment to the wrongdoer who is made to suffer in proportion to the severity of wrongdoing. Compare reciprocal punishment.

EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT: "Joe's expiatory punishment was in accord for his wrongdoing."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/expiatory-punishment/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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