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A punishment intended as a deterrent to others.

Additional definitions for 'object lesson':

object lessonA lesson taught using a familiar or unusual object as a focus.
object lessonAn example that typifies a principle.
object lessonAnything used an example or lesson which serves to warn others as to the outcomes that result from a particular action or behavior, as exemplified by the fates of those who followed that course.
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