Origin of penal
Examples from the Web for penal
This sum, outlined in the penal code, is double for a male than it is for a female.
Who then could be tried as a war criminal under the 1871 penal code?
Step by step, the penal and custodial apparatus of the United States has become larger, more belligerent, and more brazen.Conrad Black: Tom DeLay, American Hero, Fights The Good Fight|Conrad Black|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This provision is, however, absent from the Penal Code Iran approved in 2012, though apparently not yet signed into law.Iranian Rapper Shahin Najafi Faces Death Threats for Song Deemed Insult|Omid Memarian|May 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And then there is Article 475 of the penal code, which was the focus of so much discussion online.A Rape Victim’s Suicide Proves Morocco’s Culture of Silence Must Go|Laila Lalami|March 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This sentence in most cases was commuted to penal servitude for life, or reduced to terms of imprisonment.South Africa and the Transvaal War, vol. 7|Louis Creswicke
It is, besides, a penal colony of Brazil, to which it belongs.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
There will be neither scapegoats in this matter nor yet penal servitude for anyone.Notes on Life and Letters|Joseph Conrad
It was intended as an introduction to the plan of a penal code.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
A prisoner's sentence might be extended one or three years; he might be doomed to a penal settlement and chains.
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Word Origin for penal
Word Origin and History for penal
"pertaining to punishment," mid-15c., from Old French peinal (12c., Modern French pénal) and directly from Medieval Latin penalis, from Latin poenalis "pertaining to punishment," from poena "punishment," from Greek poine "blood-money, fine, penalty, punishment," from PIE *kwoina, from root *kwei- "to pay, atone, compensate" (cf. Greek time "price, worth, honor, esteem, respect," tinein "to pay a price, punish, take vengeance;" Sanskrit cinoti "observes, notes;" Avestan kaena "punishment, vengeance;" Old Church Slavonic cena "honor, price;" Lithuanian kaina "value, price").