Definitions for "Corporal punishment"
A punishment which involves the infliction of pain on, or harm to the body for some violation of conduct. A fine or imprisonment is not considered to be corporal punishment (in the latter case, although the body is confined, no punishment is inflicted upon the body). The death penalty is the most drastic form of corporal punishment and is also called capital punishment. Spanking, whipping, or bodily mutilation inflicted as punishment are forms of corporal punishment
Physical punishment eg: by hitting.• Schools
the intentional inflicting of pain upon a child because he or she has exhibited unacceptable behavior.
Disciplinary action using physical force; not allowed by law in many states.