Definition of Penality

1. n. The quality or state of being penal; lability to punishment.

Definition of Penality

1. Noun. The quality or state of being penal; lability to punishment. ¹

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Definition of Penality

1. liability to punishment [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penality

penal code
penal colonies
penal colony
penal facility
penal institution
penal notice
penal substitution
penality (current term)
penalty arc
penalty arcs
penalty area

Literary usage of Penality

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

1. The Empire of the Tsars and the Russians by Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu (1898)
"penality and Corporal Punishments—Their Importance in the Old Legislation—The Knut and the Rods—Their Legal Suppression and Deviations from the Law—Moral ..."

2. The Universal Illusion of Free Will and Criminal Responsibility by Augustin Frédéric Hamon (1899)
"Without penality, that is, without intimidation, the perverse would be ... It is because of penality that the insufficiently intelligent man ought to be ..."

3. Atonement: Soteriology: the Sacrificial, in Contrast with the Penal by S G. Burney (1888)
"Offering and sacrifice are incompatible with penality. I need not offer another word. ... This is every way as favorable to non-penality as to penality. 4. ..."

4. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1893)
"Of these two sources of penality, the domestic moral punishment is the most important ; the blow-for- blow policy, or vengeance, although more apparent, ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1857)
"... or penality, duty, or liability incurred, or cause of action accrued prior to the passage of this act ; but every such action or prosecution may ..."

6. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"... a double punishment is allotted him.2 For all,assaults, the penality rises in proportion as the party offending is low, the party complaining high, ..."

7. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"... to the general nature,—to the penality or non- penality,—of the suit. The more highly penal the cause, the greater is the mischief of injustice, ..."

8. Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"... and for this operation as being among the branches of that system) has no respect whatsoever to the general nature, to the penality or non-penality, ..."

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