pl. Penalties (#).
. See Penal.]
Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or trespass.
Death is the
2. The suffering, or the sum to be forfeited, to which a person subjects himself by covenant or agreement, in case of nonfulfillment of stipulations; forfeiture; fine.
penalty and forfeit of my bond.
3. A handicap.
The term penalty is in law mostly applied to a pecuniary punishment.
Bill of pains and penalties. See under Bill. --
On penalty of,
Under penalty of, on pain of; with exposure to the penalty of, in case of transgression.
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