noun, plural pen·al·ties.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Example sentences from the Web for penalty
What are needed, she argued, are neither criminal penalties nor civil damages.
He has since put in place penalties for hospitals and surgeons that perform elective cesareans.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns|Xanthe Ackerman|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The envelope also contains a warning about the federal penalties for obstructing the mail.Grimes Campaign “Exploring Legal Options” Against McConnell|Ben Jacobs|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Second, penalties need to be increased for lying or deliberately withholding relevant requested information from Congress.
The decay and ruin of nearly all the "old families" in Ireland are among the penalties of disregarding it.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
In no part of the world,” he assured us, “were the Custom-house officers so strict, and the penalties so heavy.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Whoever infringed these rules incurred the penalties of high treason.
A few days later, the bill of pains and penalties against Duncombe passed the Commons.
Under the latter he was deprived of his preferment in Oxford, and under a harsher rule might have incurred yet graver penalties.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton