penal law

noun

Legal Definition of penal law

1 : a law prescribing a penalty (as a fine or imprisonment) for one who violates it

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“Penal law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/penal%20law. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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