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synonyms for penal

  • punitive
  • chastening
  • corrective
  • punishing
  • punitory
  • reformatory
  • retributive
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How to use penal in a sentence

Section 377 of Pakistan’s colonial-era penal code that criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual relations remains in place.
TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST FIGHTS FOR CHANGE IN PAKISTANMICHAEL K. LAVERSOCTOBER 20, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
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.
JOURNALISTS BUNGLED COVERAGE OF THE ATTICA UPRISING. 50 YEARS LATER, THE CONSEQUENCES REMAIN.ERIK WEMPLESEPTEMBER 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER NAVALNY ORDERED JAILED, CALLS ON SUPPORTERS TO KEEP PRESSURE ON PUTINISABELLE KHURSHUDYAN, ROBYN DIXONFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Since the examination of this harbour, a penal settlement has been formed, and a pilot appointed to conduct vessels in and out.
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William's reign was marked by a long list of new penal laws directed against them.
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The Corporation would virtuously disown him and leave him to face a ten-year rap in Penal Colony.
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A terrible criminal case was the result, and the man was sentenced to penal servitude for life.
MAUPASSANT ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES (180), COMPLETEGUY DE MAUPASSANT
The third penal Bill brought in and passed was said to have been specially recommended by the King himself.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
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WORDS RELATED TO PENAL

  • antidotal
  • counteracting
  • curative
  • disciplinary
  • palliative
  • penal
  • punitive
  • reformatory
  • rehabilitative
  • remedial
  • restorative
  • therapeutic
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.