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Definitions for penal
ˈpin lpe·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penal(adj)

    of or relating to punishment

    "penal reform"; "penal code"

  2. penal(adj)

    serving as or designed to impose punishment

    "penal servitude"

  3. penal, punishable(adj)

    subject to punishment by law

    "a penal offense"

Wiktionary

  1. penal(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to punishment.

    penal servitude

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

  2. penal(Adjective)

    Subject to punishment; punishable.

    a penal offence

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

  3. penal(Adjective)

    Serving as a place of punishment.

    a penal colony

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penal(adj)

    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. Penal(adj)

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

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

  3. Penal(adj)

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

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

  4. Penal(adj)

    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

How to pronounce penal?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say penal in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Adam Rabati:

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

  3. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    Andrew and Myuran are the model of what penal systems the world over long to achieve.

  4. Leila Ahsan:

    He has been jailed over a year and ... keeping him in jail is illegal based on Iran's new penal code.

  5. Jean Lee:

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

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