What is Cruel and unusual punishment?
Cruel and unusual punishment definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective, cruA.elA.er, cruA.elA.est.
willfully or knowingly causing pain or distress to others.
enjoying the pain or distress of others: the cruel spectators of the gladiatorial contests.
causing or marked by great pain or distress: a cruel remark; a cruel affliction.
rigid; stern; strict; unrelentingly severe.
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