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Noun: penalization  ,pee-nu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,pee-nu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. Something (e.g. imprisonment or paying a fine) someone is made to do to compensate for a wrongdoing, especially for crime; the act of punishing
    - punishment, penalty, penalisation [Brit], sanction

Derived forms: penalizations

Type of: social control