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"penal code" in British English

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penal codenoun [C]

uk   us  
the ​system of ​legalpunishment of a ​country
(Definition of penal code from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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penal codenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpi·nəl ˌkoʊd/
the ​system of ​legalpunishment in a ​particularplace: the Swedish Penal Code
(Definition of penal code from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “penal code”
in Chinese (Simplified) 刑法典…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刑法…
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