Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to punishment; liable to punishment.

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Usage examples "penal":

  1. Is not Mr Heinzen this time talking the language of the French September laws, the English bourgeois newspapers, and the German penal code? - "Selected Essays", Karl Marx.
  2. Clare was a product of the Penal Code, the son of a Catholic Irishman who, to obtain a legal career, had become a Protestant. - "The Framework of Home Rule", Erskine Childers.
  3. What about your three years' penal servitude? - "The Fortunate Youth", William J. Locke.