cruel and unusual punishment

жестокое и необычное наказание. Под ним подразумевают пытки, наказания, намеренно унижающие человеческое достоинство, или наказания, слишком суровые для какого-либо вида преступления. Запрещено Восьмой поправкой к Конституции США. Многие считают, что смертная казнь тоже подпадает под определение жестокого и необычного наказания

США. Лингвострановедческий англо-русский словарь. 2013.

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  • cruel and unusual punishment — cru·el and un·usu·al punishment n: punishment that is offensive to the contemporary morality or jurisprudence (as by being degrading, inflicting unnecessary and intentional pain, or being disproportionate to the offense) nor cruel and unusual… …   Law dictionary

  • Cruel and unusual punishment — Criminal procedure Criminal trials and convictions …   Wikipedia

  • cruel and unusual punishment — noun punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed • Hypernyms: ↑punishment, ↑penalty, ↑penalization, ↑penalisation * * * noun : punishment to …   Useful english dictionary

  • cruel and unusual punishment — Excessive, inhuman, or barbarous penalties. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 611. As the words unusual punishment are used in the United States constitution, they include that class of punishments which never existed in the state, and any punishment which if… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cruel and unusual punishment — See corporal punishment punishment …   Black's law dictionary

  • freedom from cruel and unusual punishment — noun a right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑civil right …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cruel and unusual — is commonly used to describe certain controversial forms of physical punishment, for which see: Cruel and unusual punishment Other uses Cruel Unusual (album), an album by Black Sun Empire Cruel and Unusual (comics), a 1999 comic book series Cruel …   Wikipedia

  • Cruel and Unusual (film) — Cruel and Unusual Directed by Janet Baus Dan Hunt Reid Williams Produced by Janet Baus Dan Hunt Reid Williams …   Wikipedia

  • Cruel and Unusual (novel) — For other uses, see Cruel and unusual. Cruel and Unusual   …   Wikipedia

  • unusual punishment — See corporal punishment punishment (cruel and unusual punishment) …   Black's law dictionary

  • unusual punishment — See cruel and unusual punishment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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