Penal – meaning of the word and examples

Of, relating to, or involving punishment, as for crimes or offences. (

Prescribing punishment: (

Constituting punishment: (

Of or relating to punishment given by law. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Of, relating to, or involving punishment, penalties, or punitive institutions. (Merriam -Webster)

Liable to punishment. (Merriam – Webster)

Used as a place of confinement and punishment. (Merriam – Webster)

Penal means relating to the punishment of criminals. (Collins Dictionary)

penal institution or colony is one where criminals are kept as punishment. (Collins Dictionary)


International Review of Penal Law.

http://International Review of Penal Law

A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies.

The Lords of Discipline. The Penal Colony Guards of New Caledonia.


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