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mete out

To distribute or dispense something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mete" and "out." It is the Supreme Court's job to mete out justice in a situation like this.
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mete something out

to measure something out. She meted the solution out carefully into a row of test tubes. She meted out the cookies to each of them.
See also: out

mete out

v.
To distribute and apply a measure or judgment of something: The cook meted out small portions of soup to the soldiers. Our school principal metes out strict punishment to those who break the rules. The central office gathers information and metes it out to the departments that need it.
See also: out
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So I ask that the sentence meted out by Kratie Provincial Court be upheld,' he said.
"I am ashamed that a grave cruelty has been meted out and had this been done with the daughter of some influential person, then I would see that how much time the police have taken for action?
Had injuries been meted out to adult I would have thrown the book at you JUDGE PETER KING ballymena yesterday
There is no way a ban of that magnitude would be meted out in the professional game but a longer ban is certainly warranted.
It was as polished a performance as meted out by most professional orchestras.
MOMENT OF JOY: Redknapp is happy as Portsmouth score, but he was upset by the abuse meted out by Villa fans.
"The treatment they meted out to silicon to force its conversion," Cava quips, "can only be termed abusive."
has meted out some nasty but necessary changes to their social safety net and their public services.
Of the $1 billion meted out since 2000, the GAO found, two-thirds went to three industries; half went to five corporations.
He stated: 'To attend a meeting you must first have met one of our officials to confirm who you are, as we have to be tight on security due to media-inspired harassment meted out to venue holders when they are public.
"We are appalled by the witness given to us concerning the extent of torture being meted out on Zimbabwean citizens who flee this country for nothing less than fear of death," they said.
Sadly, the Chronicle campaign to increase the sentences meted out to killer drivers, gathers force by the day.
Champion jumps trainer Martin Pipe and jockey Barry Geraghty will have their appeal against the punishments meted out by the Cheltenham stewards, over the running and riding of Magnus last month, heard at the Jockey Club on Monday.
A study of the roots of folk violence in the 19th century, Christopher Waldrep's Roots of Disorder maintains that white southerners--not just elites, but ordinary citizens as well--shaped the law and meted out justice.
A wrenchingly intimate look at how South Africa's postapartheid society has meted out compassion rather than rough justice--or "restoration instead of retribution," as TRC chairman Desmond Tutu has put it--the 94-minute film took 2 1/2 years and eight trips to the African nation to complete.