penalty (Meaning)

Wordnet

penalty (n)

the act of punishing

a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition

(games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game

Webster

penalty (n.)

Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or trespass.

The suffering, or the sum to be forfeited, to which a person subjects himself by covenant or agreement, in case of nonfulfillment of stipulations; forfeiture; fine.

A handicap.

penalty Sentence Examples

  1. The driver incurred a hefty penalty for speeding through the school zone.
  2. The company paid a substantial penalty for violating environmental regulations.
  3. The athlete faced a two-year penalty for using performance-enhancing drugs.
  4. Failure to file taxes on time can result in severe penalties.
  5. The criminal received a light penalty for his minor offense.
  6. Breaking the terms of a contract often carries a hefty penalty.
  7. The team forfeited its championship title as a penalty for cheating.
  8. The student's late homework assignment incurred a penalty of reducing their grade.
  9. The CEO resigned amid accusations of financial mismanagement and faced potential criminal penalties.
  10. The politician was censured for ethical violations, and a penalty was imposed for future misconduct.

FAQs About the word penalty

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amnesty, pardon, parole, vindication, acquittal, vindication, exoneration,indemnity, exoneration, pardon

The driver incurred a hefty penalty for speeding through the school zone.

The company paid a substantial penalty for violating environmental regulations.

The athlete faced a two-year penalty for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Failure to file taxes on time can result in severe penalties.