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

Other Words from penology

penological \ˌpē-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ adjective
penologist \pi-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist \ noun

First Known Use of penology

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for penology

Greek poinē penalty + English -logy — more at pain

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penology

noun
pe·​nol·​o·​gy | \pi-ˈnäl-ə-jē \
plural penologies

Medical Definition of penology 

: a branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders

Other Words from penology

penological \ˌpē-​nə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl \ adjective

penology

noun
pe·​nol·​o·​gy | \pi-ˈnä-lə-jē \

Legal Definition of penology 

: a branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders

Other Words from penology

penological \ˌpē-​nə-​ˈläj-​ə-​kəl \ adjective
penologist \pi-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist \ noun

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