Bedeutung von “penalty” im Essential English Dictionary

penalty

noun uk /ˈpenəlti/ plural penalties

a punishment for doing something that is against a law or rule:

There’s a £50 penalty for late cancellation of tickets.

in sports, an advantage given to a team when the other team has broken a rule:

They won a penalty in the first five minutes of the game.

(Definition von “penalty” aus dem Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)