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Definition of Penalty


  1. Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or trespass.
  2. The suffering, or the sum to be forfeited, to which a person subjects himself by covenant or agreement, in case of nonfulfillment of stipulations; forfeiture; fine.
  3. A handicap.

Penalty Quotations

Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don't like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.
Eliot Spitzer

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
Nancy Reagan

I'm not in favor of the death penalty. But I'm in favor of locking these people away in maximum security units where they can never get out. They can never escape. They can never be paroled. Lock the bad ones away. But you gotta rethink everybody else.
John Grisham

The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members.
Martin O'Malley

I play the game as honestly as I can. If the referee gives a penalty there is nothing you can do.
Wayne Rooney
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Penalty Translations

penalty in German is Konventionalstrafe, Strafsumme, Strafe
penalty in Italian is castigo
penalty in Latin is poena
penalty in Spanish is escarmiento, penalidad
penalty in Swedish is straff, vite
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