Definition of 'penalty'
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He faces the death penalty if convicted. The Sun (2017)They are phenomenal players with lots of penalties to score goals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Let him pay the penalty and get on with it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is also important to score goals other than penalties. The Sun (2016)Toulon were awarded one more penalty close to the Saracens line. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Nobody can make the argument that the death penalty isn't a deterrent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But campaigners say proposals to increase the penalty by one point and 50 are not enough. The Sun (2016)Why would you sit up there in the moral high ground if you could get your team a penalty by coming down a bit? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Failure to do so can result in six penalty points, but this can be less than the penalty for driving without insurance. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The increasingly long interest-free periods mean that it is easy to lose focus on repaying your debt and then have to pay heavy penalties. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My goal is to work myself out of a job by helping to end the death penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The onus will be on you to get it right or you will pay a penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What will be the penalty for a team that exceeds the cost cap? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is also penalty free and there are no upfront fees. Times, Sunday Times (2007) One of the penalties for that hard folding roof is weight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Gangs would escape fines or penalties if they paid the police. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is this not a reason for bringing back the death penalty? The Sun (2010)What happened to teams who missed penalties? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He wins free kicks and penalties and makes the odd enemy for it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He could face the death penalty if convicted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Another team concedes a penalty in the last minute. The Sun (2013)Ministers are subject to substantial penalties in the form of excise taxes if they are paid excessive compensation. Christianity Today (2000)They paid the penalty for the error and that goal would have hurt so much on the stroke of halftime. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are no longer shocked when a footballer goes down under a challenge to win a free kick or penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Where other than banking could you pay a 800,000 penalty and still claim you won? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Police made another five arrests and issued a series of 80 fixed penalty fines. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They then asserted themselves and forced Exeter into errors and a penalty count that cost them dear. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Driving while using a handheld mobile is punishable with a 100 fine and three penalty points. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is a minimum deposit of 1,000 and money can be withdrawn after two years without penalty or loss of interest. Times, Sunday Times (2010) One penalty can't change that. Times, Sunday Times (2008) One penalty miss stood between them and the European Cup. The Sun (2008)TITLE favourites Oxford opened their Conference account with a lucky penalty and wonder goal. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'penalty'
British English: penalty /ˈpɛnltɪ/ NOUN
A penalty is a punishment for doing something which is against a law or rule.
The maximum penalty is seven years in prison.
- American English: penalty
- Arabic: عُقُوبَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pena punição
- Chinese: 处罚
- Croatian: kazna
- Czech: trest soudní
- Danish: straf
- Dutch: boete
- European Spanish: castigo pena
- Finnish: rangaistus
- French: pénalité nf
- German: Strafe
- Greek: ποινή
- Italian: multa
- Japanese: 刑罰
- Korean: 처벌
- Norwegian: straff
- Polish: kara
- European Portuguese: pena punição
- Romanian: pedeapsă
- Russian: наказание
- Spanish: castigo
- Swedish: straff
- Thai: โทษทัณฑ์ทางกฎหมาย
- Turkish: ceza
- Ukrainian: кара
- Vietnamese: hình phạt
Definition of penalty from the Collins English Dictionary
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