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Relating to, used for, or prescribing the punishment of offenders under the legal system
“But a federal court turned the company down, noting that the rights of the public to information about the penal system do not include a promise of unfettered access.”
(especially of taxation or interest rates) Extremely severe
“Rather than borrowing at penal commercial rates of interest, much cheaper standard mortgages became available and rental income was taken into consideration for assessing the size of any loan.”
(of an act) Subject to a judicial punishment
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That serves to reform or correct
Providing punishment by incarceration
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