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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law.

Usage examples (33)
  • The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
  • Neglected his health and paid the penalty
  • For a fifth positive, the penalty is at the commissioner's discretion.
  • The Magistrates have no discretion in this matter, so the penalty is automatic. for more
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