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Synonyms for penalty

1. penalty (n.)

a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

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2. penalty (n.)

the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition

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3. penalty (n.)

(games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game

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4. penalty box (n.)

(ice hockey) an enclosed bench to the side of an ice-hockey rink for players who are serving time penalties

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