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A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
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“The maximum penalty for breaking such an order is five years in prison.”
A disadvantage suffered as the result of an action or situation
“This is a situation where the penalty is most unfair.”
Suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense
A source of harm or misfortune
The advantage or disadvantage given
A prison sentence
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