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Noun
A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
“The maximum penalty for breaking such an order is five years in prison.”
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A disadvantage suffered as the result of an action or situation
“This is a situation where the penalty is most unfair.”
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A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
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The punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court for a particular offense
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The adverse effect(s) of something
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A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
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A breach of the rules, especially in sports
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A (typically self-imposed) punishment or reparation for a sinful act or wrongdoing
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(usually in plural form "damages") A sum of money claimed or awarded in compensation for a loss or an injury
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A prison sentence
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A cause of great distress or misfortune
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