In*flic"tion (?), n. [L. inflictio: cf. F. infliction.]

1.

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

2.

That which is inflicted or imposed, as punishment, disgrace, calamity, etc.

His severest inflictions are in themselves acts of justice and righteousness. Rogers.

 

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