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 for chastisement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chastisement \Chas"tise*ment\, n. [From Chastise.]
     The act of chastising; pain inflicted for punishment and
     correction; discipline; punishment.
     [1913 Webster]
           Shall I so much dishonor my fair stars,
           On equal terms to give him chastesement! --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
           I have borne chastisement; I will not offend any more.
                                                    --Job xxxiv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: verbal punishment [syn: castigation, chastisement]
      2: a rebuke for making a mistake [syn: correction,
         chastening, chastisement]

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