(third-person singular simple present telishes, present participle telishing, simple past and past participle telished)
(consequentialism) Punish (an innocent person) for the sake of deterrence; subject (a person) to telishment.
Coined by John Rawls in his 1955 paper “Two Concepts of Rules”. Probably a portmanteau of the Ancient Greek τέλος (telos, “result”, “end”, loosely “the greater good”) and the English(pun)ish, after telishment.
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