penalty

[ pen-l-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF penalty

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PENALTY

There is a penalty for keeping open, houses of entertainment.

Generally death was the least penalty that capture entailed.

Such was the penalty for landing two buckets of Liverpool salt at Liverpool!

Saunders became vehement, and paid the penalty of a paroxysm of coughing.

I suppose it isn't half so much a crime--as it is a--penalty--for the crimes that bring it on.

There is always some penalty in health, in comfort, or in peace of mind to be paid for every wrong.

I risk my life for his gold, and if I deceive him I know the penalty.

Let then thy foolhardiness pay the penalty which my voice has ever annexed to it.

If they are discovered and captured they must pay the penalty.

It is not the penalty for sin which he must fear, but the sin itself.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French penalité and directly from Medieval Latin poenalitatem (nominative poenalitas), from Latin poenalis (see penal). The sporting sense is first recorded 1885. Ice hockey penalty box attested by 1931.

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