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

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley