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What is another word for penal?

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Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Very high in cost, especially of taxation or interest rates
“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.”
Adjective
(of an act) Subject to a judicial punishment
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That serves to reform or correct
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Providing punishment by incarceration
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Harsh, usually to a disproportionate degree
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