Definition of Infliction

1. Noun. The act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo).

Exact synonyms: Imposition
Generic synonyms: Enforcement
Specialized synonyms: Protection, Trade Protection, Regimentation, Reimposition, Taxation
Category relationships: Revenue Enhancement, Tax, Taxation
Derivative terms: Impose, Impose



2. Noun. An act causing pain or damage.
Generic synonyms: Actus Reus, Misconduct, Wrongdoing, Wrongful Conduct
Derivative terms: Inflict

3. Noun. Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness. "He's not a friend, he's an infliction"
Exact synonyms: Annoyance, Bother, Botheration, Pain, Pain In The Ass, Pain In The Neck
Generic synonyms: Negative Stimulus
Specialized synonyms: Nuisance, Irritant, Thorn, Plague
Derivative terms: Bother, Bother, Bother, Bother, Pain

Definition of Infliction

1. n. The act of inflicting or imposing; as, the infliction of torment, or of punishment.

Definition of Infliction

1. Noun. The act of inflicting or something inflicted; an imposition ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infliction

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Infliction

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Literary usage of Infliction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Digest of the Criminal Law (crimes and Punishments) by James Fitzjames Stephen (1887)
"CASES IN WHICH infliction OF BODILY INJURY is SOT CRIMINAL. CHAP. XXII. ... 1 The intentional infliction of death or bodily harm is not ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"Public sentiment would be more shocked by the infliction of a penalty on a public officer for the performance of his duty, than by the infliction of this ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In her ancient penal legislation the Church, like the Roman State, looked on punishment as consisting, not so much in the infliction of positive suffering, ..."

4. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"sentence of penal servitude is situate, to order, from time to time, the infliction of corporal punishment on any convict confined in such prison, ..."

5. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"infliction of costs. Use of waters and highways. Right to one's occupation. be maliciously employed against him, without reasonable and proper cause, ..."

6. The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated: As it Exists Both by James Stephen (1824)
"... Tlie infliction of torture, indeed, not as n punishment, but as a mean of discovering truth, has been already mentioned to have been a cruel oppression ..."

7. The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated: As it Exists Both by James Stephen (1824)
"But with this exception, and that of the substitution of whipping for the bastinado, I can discover no instance of the infliction upon slaves, ..."

8. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"... if not enjoined, would result in the infliction of injuries upon the plaintiff, irreparable in their character, aud for which he could not be adequately ..."

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