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Synonyms for penal
ˈpin l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penal(adj)

    of or relating to punishment

    "penal reform"; "penal code"

    Synonyms:
    punishable

    Antonyms:
    legal, rehabilitative

  2. penal(adj)

    serving as or designed to impose punishment

    "penal servitude"

    Synonyms:
    punishable

    Antonyms:
    legal, rehabilitative

  3. penal, punishable(adj)

    subject to punishment by law

    "a penal offense"

    Synonyms:
    punishable

    Antonyms:
    legal, rehabilitative

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. penal

    Synonyms:
    retributive, coercive, visitatorial, castigatory, inflictive, corrective, punitive

    Antonyms:
    remunerative, reparatory, decorative, honorary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. penal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    punitive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "penal":

    criminal, pénal, penitentiary, sanctions, prison, punitive, correctional, penalties, penale

How to pronounce penal?

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How to use penal in a sentence?

  1. Rogelio Zedillo:

    I think its a pity that they have closed what could have been a model prison, they were self-supporting, they (inmates) were producing. They grew vegetables. They had cattle, goats, pigs. There was a fish farm and a salt works ... the problem was political, the authorities decided not to continue as a penal colony, and so little by little it fell apart.

  2. Aaron Reyes:

    In the video, someone has taken a pig and holds its rear leg in the air while another animal, a dog, runs to attack it, that, in and of itself, is a penal code animal cruelty violation in the state of California, but the office still needs to investigate the circumstances.

  3. Anitha Shenoy:

    If you look at the Indian penal code, there are so many subclassifications. They range from molestation, assault, to rape and penetrative sex. Here( in the bill) it is very loosely worded.

  4. Chrispine Sibande:

    The 1861 law, under section 243 of the penal code, says abortion can only be performed by a skilled person through operation. Now you and me would ask' who is this skilled person' ? So the new law clarifies that.

  5. Leila Ahsan:

    He has been jailed over a year and ... keeping him in jail is illegal based on Iran's new penal code.


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