castigation


castigation

⇒CASTIGATION, subst. fém.
Littéraire
A.— Action de châtier, de punir. Synon. blâme, punition :
... dans ces sept livres des Châtiments, il y a un châtiment, une castigation funèbre entre toutes et qui sonne comme Villon le glas de la mort même...
PÉGUY, Clio, 1914, p. 58.
B.— Péj. Avertissement sévère, admonestation étroitement moralisante. ..., un milliard de sermons, entrecoupés d'éjaculations à froid et de castigations orales (CLAUDEL, Feuilles de Saints, 1925, p. 619).
Rem. Attesté ds Ac. Compl. 1842, Lar. 19e, GUÉRIN 1892.
Étymol. et Hist. Début XIVe s. castigacion (MACÉ, Bible, Richel. 401, f° 191d ds GDF.); 1509 castigation (J. LEMAIRE DE BELGES, Illustr., I, 23 ds HUG.) — mil. XVIe s. (CALVIN, Lettres, 1922, ibid.); 1838 (Ac. Compl. 1842). Empr. au lat. class. castigatio « correction, réprimande ». Fréq. abs. littér. :1.

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