Meaning of “penal code” in the English Dictionary

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"penal code" in British English

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penal codenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpiː.nəl ˌkəʊd/ us /ˈpiː.nəl ˌkoʊd/

the system of legal punishment of a country

(Definition of “penal code” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"penal code" in American English

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penal codenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpi·nəl ˌkoʊd/

the system of legal punishment in a particular place:

the Swedish Penal Code

(Definition of “penal code” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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