Definition of Penalty:
A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract.
Punishment (usually a specified sum) imposed for wrongdoing.
(in sports and games) a disadvantage or handicap imposed on a player or team, typically for infringement of rules.
Synonyms of Penalty
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How to use Penalty in a sentence?
- The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment.
- The officials, from the same habitus as the runners, control the sport and impose penalties when they detect infringements of the rules.
Meaning of Penalty & Penalty Definition