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penal code

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noun Law.
  1. the aggregate of statutory enactments dealing with crimes and their punishment.
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Origin of penal code

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for penal code

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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