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Definition of Penal


  1. Of or pertaining to punishment, to penalties, or to crimes and offenses; pertaining to criminal jurisprudence
  2. Enacting or threatening punishment; as, a penal statue; the penal code.
  3. Incurring punishment; subject to a penalty; as, a penalact of offense.
  4. Inflicted as punishment; used as a means of punishment; as, a penal colony or settlement.

Penal Translations

penal in French is criminel
penal in German is strafrechtlich, Straf-
penal in Spanish is penal