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penalty /ˈpɛnl̟ti/ noun
plural penalties
penalty
/ˈpɛnl̟ti/
noun
plural penalties
Learner's definition of PENALTY
: punishment for breaking a rule or law
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see also death penalty
[count] : a disadvantage or difficulty you experience
[count] : a punishment or disadvantage given to a team or player for breaking a rule in a game

pay the penalty

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