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adjective as in disciplinary

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Section 377 of Pakistan’s colonial-era penal code that criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual relations remains in place.

He was sent to a penal colony where he says he is subjected to “psychological violence,” including being forced to watch state TV eight hours a day.

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Responsibility for resolving the situation fell to Russell Oswald, the state penal chief who’d been in his position for less than a year.

He has been transferred from one miserable penal facility to another where he is now on a regimen of “vitamin therapy.”

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He said he sent documents to the penal service informing it of his whereabouts.

Krivov was sentenced to serve four years at a general regime penal colony for his fight for freedom and human rights.

This sum, outlined in the penal code, is double for a male than it is for a female.

And in just one night, we committed at least two offenses under his newly implemented penal code.

Those whom the state considers dangerous are walked through show trials and banished into the notoriously harsh penal system.

Who then could be tried as a war criminal under the 1871 penal code?

Since the examination of this harbour, a penal settlement has been formed, and a pilot appointed to conduct vessels in and out.

William's reign was marked by a long list of new penal laws directed against them.

The Corporation would virtuously disown him and leave him to face a ten-year rap in Penal Colony.

A terrible criminal case was the result, and the man was sentenced to penal servitude for life.

The third penal Bill brought in and passed was said to have been specially recommended by the King himself.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penal, such as: punitive, chastening, corrective, null, punishing, and punitory.

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