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We found 36 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word penal:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. penal: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. penal: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. penal: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. penal: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. penal: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. penal: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Penal, penal: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. penal: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. penal: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. penal: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. penal: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. penal: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. penal: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. penal: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. penal: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. penal: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Penal (disambiguation), Penal (town), Penal: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Penal: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. penal: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. penal: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. Penal: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. penal: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. penal: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. penal: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. penal: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. penal: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. penal: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. penal-: A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Elements [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. penal: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  2. penal: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  3. penal: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  4. PENAL: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  5. penal: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. penal: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (penal)

adjective:  subject to punishment by law ("A penal offense")
adjective:  serving as or designed to impose punishment ("Penal servitude")
adjective:  of or relating to punishment ("Penal reform")

▸ Also see penally
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Phrases that include penal:   penal code, penal colony, penal colonies, penal law, penal codes, more...

Words similar to penal:   penally, punishable, more...

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