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personal foul

noun

basketball : a foul that involves physical contact with an opponent

Full Definition of PERSONAL FOUL

:  a foul in a game (as basketball) involving usually physical contact with or deliberate roughing of an opponent — compare technical foul
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First Known Use of PERSONAL FOUL

circa 1829

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