Definitions of "penalty"
  1. A form of punishment for a person who breaks a law or regulation, as decided by a written law or a court decision
  2. A monetary payment owed by a party who does not meet a contractual obligation, serving as a punishment rather than compensation
How to use "penalty" in a sentence
  1. The business faced a significant penalty for violating environmental regulations.
  2. The contract included a clause concerning a penalty for late delivery of the goods.
  3. If the tenant breached the lease agreement, they were liable to pay a penalty.

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