Definition of Penal code

1. Noun. The legal code governing crimes and their punishment.

Generic synonyms: Legal Code
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Lexicographical Neighbors of Penal Code

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penal code (current term)
penal colonies
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Literary usage of Penal code

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

1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1907)
"The civil code would not consist of a collection of civil laws, each complete in itself, as well as clear of all penal ones : Neither would the penal code ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The penal code. [1810 painful tasks. "They shall drag a ball at their feet, ... The penal code and the Code of Criminal Procedure bear very strongly the ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"Section 1047 of the penal code of 1805 provided for dealing with cases where ... By section 9C>1 of the penal code it is provided that, "whenever a plea of ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1911)
"SLM pv3(no.4) Draft of a penal code for the State of New York; prepared by the ... SLM The penal code of the State of New York. Reported complete by the ..."

5. Check-list of Statutes of States of the United States of America: Including by Grace Elizabeth Macdonald (1917)
"Code of criminal procedure: penal code vp penal code: Code of criminal procedure 1903 vp Code of criminal procedure: penal code (Parker) 1903 v+467+iv+349p ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The penal code makes it a misdemeanour, punishable by a fine of $200 or by imprisonment for ninety days, to utter profane language in the presence or ..."

7. A History of Continental Criminal Law by Ludwig von Bar (1916)
"The penal code of 1810. § 626. Principal Changes during the 1800 s. § 62a. ... French criminal law includes (1) the general law, ie the penal code, ..."

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