Associations to the word «Penal»


PENAL, adjective. Of or relating to punishment.
PENAL, adjective. Subject to punishment; punishable.
PENAL, adjective. Serving as a place of punishment.
PENAL CODE, noun. A criminal code.
PENAL COLONIES, noun. Plural of penal colony
PENAL COLONY, noun. A colonial territory used (mainly) for the detention and forced labor of deportees, typically where free labor is desperately scarce.
PENAL NOTICE, noun. (legal) A warning endorsed on a court order, notifying the recipient that he or she is liable to committal to prison for breach of the order.
PENAL ROSARY, noun. (Ireland) (historical) A small set of rosary beads, consisting of a single decade of beads with a cross, attached to a ring.
PENAL SUBSTITUTION, noun. (theology) The theory of atonement which holds that Jesus died on the Cross in place of human sinners.

Dictionary definition

PENAL, adjective. Of or relating to punishment; "penal reform"; "penal code".
PENAL, adjective. Serving as or designed to impose punishment; "penal servitude".
PENAL, adjective. Subject to punishment by law; "a penal offense".

Wise words

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