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Meaning & Definition of Penal in English

English

Penal

/pinəl/

adjective

1. Of or relating to punishment

  • "Penal reform"
  • "Penal code"
    synonym:
  • penal

2. Serving as or designed to impose punishment

  • "Penal servitude"
    synonym:
  • penal

3. Subject to punishment by law

  • "A penal offense"
    synonym:
  • penal
  • ,
  • punishable

Examples of using

Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.