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Castration  n.  The act of castrating.

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"Castration" Quotes from Famous Books

... very effective: an explanation of the influence of the thyroid gland upon development; a comparison of two horses, one of which was castrated when a colt; and the effect of castration ...
— The Social Emergency - Studies in Sex Hygiene and Morals • Various

... object was to enforce subordination of the ruled to the ruler. The laws were punitive and vindictive rather than reformatory or remedial, criminal rather than civil. Punishments were cruel: branding, cutting off the nose, the legs at the knees, castration, and death, the latter not necessarily, or indeed ordinarily, for taking life. They included in some cases punishment of the family, the clan, and the neighbours of the offender. The lex talionis was ...
— Myths and Legends of China • E. T. C. Werner

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