penal code

Definition of "penal code"
  1. A set of laws that outlines crimes and the associated punishments
How to use "penal code" in a sentence
  1. According to the penal code, theft can lead to a prison sentence.
  2. The penal code provides the legal framework for dealing with criminal behavior.
  3. Consulting the penal code can clarify the potential consequences of a crime.

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