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Penalty Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of punishing
  • (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
  • the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; "neglected his health and paid the penalty"
  • a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the act of punishing ,
  • a payment required for not fulfilling a contract ,
  • the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; "neglected his health and paid the penalty" ,
  • (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Penalty'


  • Penalty: Penalty may refer to: Penalty (Mormonism), an oath made during the original Nauvoo Endowment ceremony of the Latter Day Saint movement Penalty Records
  • Penalty kick: Not to be confused with Penalty shoot-out (association football). A penalty kick (also known as penalty or spot kick) is a type of direct free kick
  • Penalty (ice hockey): A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for an infringement of the rules. Most penalties are enforced by detaining the offending player within a penalty
  • Penalty shootout: The penalty shootout is a method of determining a winner in sports matches that would have otherwise been drawn or tied. The rules for penalty shootouts
  • Penalty area: The penalty area or 18-yard box (also known less formally as "the penalty box" or simply "the box") is an area of an association football pitch. It is
  • Penalty method: Penalty methods are a certain class of algorithms for solving constrained optimization problems. A penalty method replaces a constrained optimization problem
  • Penalty shoot-out (association football): A penalty shoot-out (officially kicks from the penalty mark) is a method of determining the winner of an association football (soccer) match that is drawn
  • Penalty Recordings: Penalty Records was started in 1995 as a joint venture between Tom Silverman (from Tommy Boy Records) and Neil Levine. Silverman acquired Levine's shares

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* The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence. - H.L. Mencken

* Happy During high school, I played junior hockey and still hold two league records most time spent in the penalty box and I was the only guy to ever take off his skate and try to stab somebody. - Happy Gilmore

* In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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