penology

noun
pe·​nol·​o·​gy | \ pi-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce penology (audio) \

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 How to pronounce penology (audio) \ adjective
penologist \ pi-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce penology (audio) \ 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 entry 1

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“Penology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penology. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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penology

noun
pe·​nol·​o·​gy | \ pi-ˈnäl-ə-jē How to pronounce penology (audio) \
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 How to pronounce penology (audio) \ adjective

penology

noun
pe·​nol·​o·​gy | \ pi-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce penology (audio) \

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 How to pronounce penology (audio) \ adjective
penologist \ pi-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce penology (audio) \ noun

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