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penology

noun pe·nol·o·gy \pi-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of PENOLOGY

:  a branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders
pe·no·log·i·cal \ˌpē-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
pe·nol·o·gist \pi-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of PENOLOGY

Greek poinē penalty + English -logy — more at pain
First Known Use: 1838

penology

noun pe·nol·o·gy \pi-ˈnäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pe·nol·o·gies

Medical Definition of PENOLOGY

:  a branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders
pe·no·log·i·cal \ˌpē-nə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

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