KJV Dictionary Definition: chastisable


CHASTISABLE, a. Deserving of chastisement.



1. To correct by punishing; to punish; to inflict pain by stripes, or in other manner, for the purpose of punishing an offender and recalling him to his duty.

I will chastise you seven times for your sins. Lev. 26.

2. To reduce to order or obedience; to restrain; to awe; to repress.

The gay social sense, By decency chastisd.

3. To correct; to purify by expunging faults; as, to chastise a poem.


CHASTISED, pp. Punished; corrected.


CHASTISEMENT, n. Correction; punishment; pain inflicted for punishment and correction, either by stripes or otherwise.

Shall I so much dishonour my fair stars, On equal terms to give him chastisement.

I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more. Job 34.

The chastisement of our peace, in Scripture, was the pain which Christ suffered to purchase our peace and reconciliation to God. Is. 53.


CHASTISER, n. One who chastises; a punisher; a corrector.


CHASTISING, ppr. Punishing for correction; correcting.