Definition of Penalties

1. Noun. (plural of penalty) ¹

2. Noun. (informal) A penalty shootout. ¹

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Definition of Penalties

1. penalty [n] - See also: penalty

Lexicographical Neighbors of Penalties

penalty arc
penalty arcs
penalty area
penalty areas
penalty box
penalty boxes
penalty copy
penalty corner
penalty free throw
penalty function
penalty functions
penalty goal
penalty goals

Literary usage of Penalties

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"... of commons on the first occasion and the third reading on the third.—STEPHEN, 2 Comm. (16th ed.), 476. See further, note 19, p. "170, post, Penalties of ..."

2. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"Лп Ad to amend the act entitled "Лп act to provide for mitt- July 14, 183-2. gating or remitting the forfeitures, penalties, and disabilities accruing in ..."

3. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"An Act to inflict Pains and Penalties on John Plunket. An Act to inflict Pains and Penalties on George Kelly, ..."

4. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"... be given against penalties, if incurred by slight negligence.6 It is not till later that relief is given against all penalties merely because they are ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"... it unlawful to erect and maintain gasworks outside of a certain district described in the ordinance, and fixing penalties for the violation thereof. ..."

6. The Practice at Law, in Equity, and in Special Proceedings in All the Courts by William Wait (1872)
"In actions for penalties. Actions for penalties under the act to suppress intemperance and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors, should be brought ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Municipal Corporations by Howard Strickland Abbott (1905)
"Right to prescribe and collect penalties. Where the right is given to levy and enforce the collection of taxes or license fees, the public corporation has ..."

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