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penal

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Pronunciation

Etymology

Old French peinal, from Mediaeval Latin penalis, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] poenalis, from poena (punishment), from Ancient Greek ποινή (poinē), punishment), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷoyneh₂.

Adjective

penal (not comparable)

Positive
penal

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of, or relating to punishment
    • penal servitude
  2. Subject to punishment; punishable
    • a penal offence
  3. Serving as a place of punishment
    • a penal colony

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