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  Definition of penalty
  1. the act of punishing
  2. (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
  3. the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; "neglected his health and paid the penalty"
  4. a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
Similar Words: punishment, penalization, penalisation

 

Hyponyms: castigation, chastisement, corporal punishment, cruel and unusual punishment, detention, discipline, correction, economic strangulation, imprisonment, music, medicine, self-punishment, stick, penance, self-mortification, self-abasement, game misconduct, retribution, requital, forfeit, forfeiture, fine, mulct, amercement

 

Derivational Morphology: punish, penalize, penalise

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 惩罚   Dutch: straf  
Finnish: sopimussakko   French: peine  
German: Strafe   Greek: αντίτιμο  
Hungarian: büntetés   Italian: penalità  
Japanese:   Korean: 형벌  
Portuguese: penalidade   Russian: штраф  
Spanish: castigo   Swedish: straff  
 
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