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penal

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈpiːnəl/
relating to the punishment of criminals: a penal code/system Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
Translations of “penal”
in Spanish Penal, Severo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懲罰的, 刑罰的, 懲誡(性)的…
in Russian уголовный, наказуемый…
in Turkish cezaî, ceza ile ilgili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惩罚的, 刑罚的, 惩诫(性)的…
in Polish karny…
(Definition of penal from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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