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Punishable; inflicting a punishment.
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).
penaladjective castigatory, containing a penalty, corrective, disciplinary, enacting punishment, inflictive, poenalis, prohibiting, punishing, punitive, relating to a penalty, retaliatory, retributive
Associated concepts: penal action, penal bond, penal law, penal ordinances, penal statute
Foreign phrases: In haeredes non solent transire actiones quae poenales ex maleficio sunt.Actions which are penal and which arise out of anything of criminal nature do not pass to the heirs.
See also: disciplinary, punitive
penalrelating to crime and punishment.
LAW, PENAL. One which inflicts a penalty for a violation of its enactment.
PENAL. That which may be punished; that which inflicts a punishment.