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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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