penology

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noun pe·nol·o·gy \pi-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of penology

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

penological

play \ˌpē-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

penologist

play \pi-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of penology

Greek poinē penalty + English -logy — more at pain


First Known Use: 1838


Medical Dictionary

penology

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noun pe·nol·o·gy \pi-ˈnäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of penology

plural

penologies

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

penological

\ˌpē-nə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective

Law Dictionary

penology

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noun pe·nol·o·gy \pi-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Legal Definition of penology

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

penological

\ˌpē-nə-ˈläj-ə-kəl\ play adjective

penologist

\pi-ˈnä-lə-jist\ play noun

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