ruin, destruction; a place of suffering, state of punishment, syn. with apāya duggati; (with which often combined, plus niraya, e.g. Vin.i.227; DN.i.82, DN.i.162; MN.i.73; AN.iii.211; Iti.58; Pp.60): AN.v.169; Snp.278; Ja.iii.32; Mil.108; Vism.427 (where explained as “vināsā nipatanti tattha dukkaṭakārino” together with duggati & niraya). The; sotāpanna is called “avinipāta-dhammo,” i.e. not liable to be punished in purgatory: see under sotāpanna, & cp sym. term; khīna-niraya AN.iii.211.
fr. vi + nipāteti