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Definitions for penal
ˈpin lpe·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penaladjective

    of or relating to punishment

    "penal reform"; "penal code"

  2. penaladjective

    serving as or designed to impose punishment

    "penal servitude"

  3. penal, punishableadjective

    subject to punishment by law

    "a penal offense"

Wiktionary

  1. penaladjective

    Of, or relating to punishment.

    penal servitude

    Etymology: peinal, from penalis, from poenalis, from poena, from ποινή, from kʷoyneh₂.

  2. penaladjective

    Subject to punishment; punishable.

    a penal offence

    Etymology: peinal, from penalis, from poenalis, from poena, from ποινή, from kʷoyneh₂.

  3. penaladjective

    Serving as a place of punishment.

    a penal colony

    Etymology: peinal, from penalis, from poenalis, from poena, from ποινή, from kʷoyneh₂.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penaladjective

    of or pertaining to punishment, to penalties, or to crimes and offenses; pertaining to criminal jurisprudence

    Etymology: [L. poenalis, fr. poena punishment: cf. F. pnal. See Pain.]

  2. Penaladjective

    enacting or threatening punishment; as, a penal statue; the penal code

    Etymology: [L. poenalis, fr. poena punishment: cf. F. pnal. See Pain.]

  3. Penaladjective

    incurring punishment; subject to a penalty; as, a penalact of offense

    Etymology: [L. poenalis, fr. poena punishment: cf. F. pnal. See Pain.]

  4. Penaladjective

    inflicted as punishment; used as a means of punishment; as, a penal colony or settlement

    Etymology: [L. poenalis, fr. poena punishment: cf. F. pnal. See Pain.]

Freebase

  1. Penal

    Peneral is a town in south Trinidad and Tobago. It lies south of San Fernando and Debe, and north of Siparia. It was originally a rice and cocoa producing area but is now a rapidly expanding and developing town. The population is 12,281. The heart of Penal contains many businesses while the outskirts focus on agricultural development. Penal has a police station, branches of three banks health facilities, photo studios, fast food restaurants, service stations and clothing stores. Penal plays a major role in the energy supply to the nation's populace. Petrotrin, the national oil company, has a major sub-unit in Clarke Road and the National Gas Company has gas lines running through Penal that links the gas fields of the South East Coast and the industrial estates. One of the countries three major power generating plants owned by Powergen Ltd is located at Syne Village to the west of Penal. The area is known for the High Schools located in the Penal-Debe area. It is one of the areas in Trinidad that has the most schools. Penal is also known for the Doubles, Roti and Aloo-Pies, which are always packed with customers for delicious cuisine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Penal

    pē′nal, adj. pertaining to, incurring, or constituting punishment: used for punishment.—v.t. Pē′nalise, to lay under penalty.—adv. Pē′nally.—Penal laws, laws prohibiting certain actions under penalties; Penal servitude, hard labour in a prison as a punishment for crime—introduced in England in 1853 instead of transportation; Penal statute, a statute imposing a penalty or punishment for crime. [Fr.,—L. pœnalispœna, Gr. poinē, punishment.]

Anagrams for penal »

  1. Alpen, Nepal, panel, plane, plena

  2. Alpen

  3. Nepal

  4. Panel

  5. Plena

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of penal in a Sentence

  1. Chrispine Sibande:

    The 1861 law, under section 243 of the penal code, says abortion can only be performed by a skilled person through operation. Now you and me would ask' who is this skilled person' ? So the new law clarifies that.

  2. Aaron Reyes:

    In the video, someone has taken a pig and holds its rear leg in the air while another animal, a dog, runs to attack it, that, in and of itself, is a penal code animal cruelty violation in the state of California, but the office still needs to investigate the circumstances.

  3. Adam Rabati:

    We are running the risk of being accused of fornication punishable under the penal code.

  4. Jean Lee:

    North Korea has a very strict and very extensive penal code.

  5. Ed Gavin:

    Article 35 of the (New York) penal law permits you to use deadly physical force to stop a fleeing felon who is either charged with a felony or convicted of a felony, so the police officer was spot on.

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