Synonyms for penal

Synonyms for (adj) penal

Synonyms: penal, punishable

Definition: subject to punishment by law

Usage: a penal offense

Similar words: illegal

Definition: prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

Usage: an illegal chess move

Synonyms: penal

Definition: serving as or designed to impose punishment

Usage: penal servitude

Similar words: punitive, punitory

Definition: inflicting punishment

Usage: punitive justice; punitive damages

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