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Adjective: penal  pee-n(u)l
  1. Of or relating to punishment
    "penal reform"; "penal code"
     
  2. Serving as or designed to impose punishment
    "penal servitude"
     
  3. Subject to punishment by law
    "a penal offence";
    - punishable

See also: illegal, punitive, punitory

Encyclopedia: Penal