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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Penalty \Pe"nal*ty\, n.; pl. Penalties. [F. p['e]nalit['e].
1. Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the
suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or
judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense,
Death is the penalty imposed. --Milton.
2. The suffering, or the sum to be forfeited, to which a
person subjects himself by covenant or agreement, in case
of nonfulfillment of stipulations; forfeiture; fine.
The penalty and forfeit of my bond. --Shak.
3. A handicap. [Sporting Cant]
Note: The term penalty is in law mostly applied to a
Bill of pains and penalties. See under Bill.
On penalty of, or Under penalty of, on pain of; with
exposure to the penalty of, in case of transgression.
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