The rule laid down by the Order is abstinence so far as possible from all foods which are obtained by the cruel infliction of pain, and the minimum that is set is complete "abstinence from flesh and fowl," while net-caught fish may be used by associate members.
there was a revelation of the righteousness of God, which must otherwise have been revealed in the infliction of the penalties of sin on the human race."
Tornadoes are also a not infrequent infliction, least common in the west.
Together with the kings and ephors it formed the supreme executive committee of the state, and it exercised also a considerable criminal and political jurisdiction, including the trial of kings; its competence extended to the infliction of a sentence of exile or even of death.
to enforce it led to the infliction of great hardships upon the Thuringians.