penal law

Definition of "penal law"
  1. Legal regulations outlining punishments, such as fines or imprisonment, for those who break them
How to use "penal law" in a sentence
  1. Under the penal law, people who fail to pay taxes could face fines or even jail time.
  2. The individual was prosecuted based on the breaches of the penal law.
  3. In order to strengthen child protection, lawmakers proposed new penal law measures.

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