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- Rhymes: -iːnəl
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.
Adjectivepenal (not comparable)
- Of, or relating to punishment
- penal servitude
- Subject to punishment; punishable
- a penal offence
- Serving as a place of punishment
- a penal colony
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