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Punishment vs. Penalty

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Wikipedia
  • Punishment (noun)

    The act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction.

  • Punishment (noun)

    A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.

  • Punishment (noun)

    A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution

  • Punishment (noun)

    Any treatment or experience so harsh it feels like being punished; rough handling

    "a vehicle that can take a lot of punishment"

  • Penalty (noun)

    A legal sentence.

    "The penalty for his crime was to do hard labor."

  • Penalty (noun)

    A punishment for violating rules of procedure.

  • Penalty (noun)

    A payment forfeited for an early withdrawal from an account or an investment.

  • Penalty (noun)

    A direct free kick from the penalty spot, taken after a defensive foul in the penalty box; a penalty kick.

  • Penalty (noun)

    A punishment for an infraction of the rules, often in the form of being removed from play for a specified amount of time.

    "A penalty was called when he tripped up his opponent."

Wiktionary
  • Punishment (noun)

    The act of punishing.

  • Punishment (noun)

    Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense.

  • Punishment (noun)

    A penalty inflicted by a court of justice on a convicted offender as a just retribution, and incidentally for the purposes of reformation and prevention.

  • Punishment (noun)

    Severe, rough, or disastrous treatment.

  • Penalty (noun)

    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.

  • Penalty (noun)

    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 (noun)

    A handicap.

Webster Dictionary
  • Punishment (noun)

    the act of punishing

  • Penalty (noun)

    the act of punishing

  • Penalty (noun)

    a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

  • Penalty (noun)

    the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition;

    "neglected his health and paid the penalty"

  • Penalty (noun)

    (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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