bill of pains and penalties

Definition of "bill of pains and penalties"
  1. A past practice of issuing a legislative act designed to inflict a penalty not amounting to capital punishment, bypassing a formal court trial
How to use "bill of pains and penalties" in a sentence
  1. The bill of pains and penalties was a tool used historically to penalize individuals without resorting to a court trial.
  2. In history, the accused could face consequences through a bill of pains and penalties, bypassing judicial proceedings.
  3. The practice of issuing a bill of pains and penalties has ceased, emphasizing the importance of a fair, judicial trial.

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