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penal code

noun, Law.
1.
the aggregate of statutory enactments dealing with crimes and their punishment.
Origin of penal code
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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penal code

noun
1.
the codified body of the laws in any legal system that relate to crime and its punishment
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