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penalties

noun
plural of penalty

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1 a sum of money to be paid as a punishment
  • the penalty for speeding is $10 for every mile over the speed limit

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2 suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense
  • in some cases, the new penalties for drug offenses were harsher than those for violent crimes

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3 the negative result caused by something that creates difficulty for achieving success
  • suffered the penalty of his decision to leave school without graduating

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“Penalties.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/penalties. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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