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Penal Law

penal law n

1 : a law prescribing a penalty (as a fine or imprisonment) for one who violates it
2 : penal code



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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