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Punishable; inflicting a punishment.

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adj. referring to criminality, as in defining "penal code" (the laws specifying crimes and punishment), or "penal institution" (a state prison or penitentiary confining convicted felons).

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relating to crime and punishment.
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LAW, PENAL. One which inflicts a penalty for a violation of its enactment.

PENAL. That which may be punished; that which inflicts a punishment.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The lawmakers decided that the pardon includes the crimes of libel, slander and vilification in the Penal Code and Cybercrimes Law, threats and blackmail under articles 349-352 and 415 of the Penal Code and the provisions of articles 379, 455 and 456 of the Penal Code, as well as crimes contrary to the Water Authority and Electricity laws.
Con la criminalizacion primaria, mediante la creacion de la norma penal, empieza la escogencia de conductas y de individuos para el sistema penal, la selectividad penal positiva.
Rufino Martin is now the officer-in-charge of the Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF), which was previously supervised by Padilla.
The former head of the regional penal colony in Leyte was wounded while three jail personnel were killed in an ambush in Abuyog town before noon yesterday.