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noun as in punishment

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What are needed, she argued, are neither criminal penalties nor civil damages.

He has since put in place penalties for hospitals and surgeons that perform elective cesareans.

The penalties are set in stone through 2016, but after that they will remain at $695 per year, plus inflation.

The envelope also contains a warning about the federal penalties for obstructing the mail.

Second, penalties need to be increased for lying or deliberately withholding relevant requested information from Congress.

The decay and ruin of nearly all the "old families" in Ireland are among the penalties of disregarding it.

In no part of the world,” he assured us, “were the Custom-house officers so strict, and the penalties so heavy.

Whoever infringed these rules incurred the penalties of high treason.

A few days later, the bill of pains and penalties against Duncombe passed the Commons.

Under the latter he was deprived of his preferment in Oxford, and under a harsher rule might have incurred yet graver penalties.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penalties, such as: discipline, forfeiture, cost, fine, retribution, and rap.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.