noun, plural pen·al·ties.
- penal servitude,
- penalty area,
- penalty box,
- penalty corner,
- penalty double,
- penalty kick
Origin of penalty
Examples from the Web for penalties
The penalties are set in stone through 2016, but after that they will remain at $695 per year, plus inflation.Think You’re Invincible? Here’s Why Open Enrollment Matters|DailyBurn|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Second, penalties need to be increased for lying or deliberately withholding relevant requested information from Congress.
Despite committing 13 penalties, the Iroquois roared back from a late 8-3 deficit to notch it at 8-8 before giving up a late goal.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower|Evin Demirel|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That year they ugly-chained it all the way to the final, lost on penalties to Brazil, and I decided to abandon them.
Liberia also has some of the strongest rape laws and penalties on the continent.
Suspension deferred the execution of penalties incurred by heresy, either for a term of years, or until a council should decide.
The crimes we every day punish are really below the penalties we inflict.
But they had done a wiser thing than that, with an eye to the law, and the penalties.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
The penalties were graded according to the ages of the girls involved.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Disease is one of the penalties of one of the forms of such failure.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for penalty
mid-15c., from Middle French penalité and directly from Medieval Latin poenalitatem (nominative poenalitas), from Latin poenalis (see penal). The sporting sense is first recorded 1885. Ice hockey penalty box attested by 1931.