penal statute

noun

Legal Definition of penal statute

: penal law sense 1 especially : a law that calls for a penalty as opposed to one providing for a remedy for a wronged party

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“Penal statute.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/penal%20statute. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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