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1. penal

adjective. ['ˈpiːnəl'] subject to punishment by law.

Synonyms

  • illegal

Antonyms

  • innocent
  • legitimate

Etymology

  • peinal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penalis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Penal

  • duodenal
  • espinal
  • adrenal
  • venal
  • renal
  • kienle

Example sentences of the word penal


1. Adjective
Not all people who in the custody of the country’s penal system are housed in a prison.

2. penal

adjective. ['ˈpiːnəl'] serving as or designed to impose punishment.

Synonyms

  • punitive

Antonyms

  • regular
  • illegality

Etymology

  • peinal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penalis (Latin)
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