Definition of Poenology

1. Noun. The branch of criminology concerned with prison management and prisoner rehabilitation.

Exact synonyms: Penology
Generic synonyms: Criminology
Derivative terms: Penologist



Definition of Poenology

1. Noun. (obsolete form of penology) ¹

2. Noun. (archaic spelling of penology) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poenology

1. [n -GIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poenology

poeciliid fish
poecilitic
poecilonym
poecilonyms
poecilopod
poecilopoda
poecilopods
poem
poematic
poemlike
poems
poems syndrome
poenamu
poenologies
poenology (current term)
poephaga
poeps
poeses
poesie
poesied
poesies
poesy
poesying
poet
poet's daffodil
poet-singer
poet laureate

Literary usage of Poenology

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1. The State of Prisons and of Child-saving Institutions in the Civilized World by Enoch Cobb Wines (1879)
"It would be of great use to have some one or more devoted professionally to the subject of poenology, and able to give courses here and there over the ..."

2. The Miscellaneous Writings of Francis Lieber by Francis Lieber (1881)
"... our common native city, ought to be honored with having the first chair of poenology, for which it was high time to carve out a distinct branch, ..."

3. The Miscellaneous Writings of Francis Lieber by Francis Lieber (1880)
"... our common native city, ought to be honored with having the first chair of poenology, for which it was high time to carve out a distinct branch, ..."

4. History of Bowdoin College: With Biographical Sketches of Its Graduates by Nehemiah Cleaveland, Alpheus Spring Packard (1882)
"... He has published sermons, lectures, and papers relating to poenology in the issues of the National Prison Association and International Prison Congress. ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1870)
"Physical suffering, we quite agree with our author, should have (as it has) nothing to do with poenology or the science of punishments. ..."

6. The Ethical Record by Philadelphia society for ethical culture, American Ethical Union, Samuel Burns Weston (1890)
"... those interested in poenology would establish a department for this subject; those interested in charities would do the same for it; and thus, ..."

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