(usually uncountable, plural telishments)
- (consequentialism, uncountable) The practice or institution of punishing the innocent for the sake of providing deterrence.
- (consequentialism, countable) An instance of telishing.
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)ishment. Compare telish.