penal code

noun

Definition of penal code

  1. :  a code of laws concerning crimes and offenses and their punishment

Circa 1777

First Known Use of penal code

circa 1777


PENAL CODE Defined for English Language Learners

penal code

noun

Definition of penal code for English Language Learners

  • law : a set of laws relating to crimes and the punishments for those crimes


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penal code

noun

Legal Definition of penal code

  1. :  a code of laws concerning crimes and their punishments

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