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Noun: penalisation  ,pee-nu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,pee-nu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: penalization)
  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, penalization, sanction

Derived forms: penalisations

Type of: social control