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Meaning of “penal” - Learner’s Dictionary

penal

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈpiːnəl/
relating to the punishment of criminals: a penal code/system Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of penal from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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