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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Penal  \Pe"nal\,  a.  [L.  poenalis  fr  poena  punishment:  cf  F. 
  p['e]nal.  See  {Pain}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  punishment,  to  penalties,  or  to  crimes 
  and  offenses;  pertaining  to  criminal  jurisprudence:  as: 
  a  Enacting  or  threatening  punishment;  as  a  penal  statue; 
  the  penal  code. 
  b  Incurring  punishment;  subject  to  a  penalty;  as  a 
  penalact  of  offense. 
  c  Inflicted  as  punishment;  used  as  a  means  of  punishment; 
  as  a  penal  colony  or  settlement.  ``Adamantine  chains  and 
  penal  fire.''  --Milton. 
  {Penal  code}  (Law),  a  code  of  laws  concerning  crimes  and 
  offenses  and  their  punishment. 
  {Penal  laws},  {Penal  statutes}  (Law),  laws  prohibited  certain 
  acts  and  imposing  penalties  for  committing  them 
  {Penal  servitude},  imprisonment  with  hard  labor,  in  a  prison, 
  in  lieu  of  transportation.  [Great  Brit.] 
  {Penal  suit},  {Penal  action}  (Law),  a  suit  for  penalties. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  punishment;  "penal  reform";  "penal  code" 
  2:  serving  as  or  designed  to  impose  punishment;  "penal 
  servitude";  "a  penal  colony" 
  3:  subject  to  punishment  by  law;  "a  penal  offense"  [syn:  {punishable}] 

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