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penalty/ˈpɛnl̟ti/noun
pluralpenalties
penalty
/ˈpɛnl̟ti/
noun
pluralpenalties
Learner's definition of PENALTY  
: punishment for breaking a rule or law
[count]
[noncount]
— 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

— see 1pay
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