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penal

US [ˈpin(ə)l]
UK [ˈpiːn(ə)l]
  • adj.惩罚的;刑罚的;应受刑罚的;严重的
  • n.同“penal servitude. do penal”
  • Web刑事的;刑法上的;刑法的
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adj.
1.
惩罚的;刑罚的connected with or used for punishment, especially by law
penal reforms
刑罚改革
the penal system
刑罚制度
Criminals could at one time be sentenced to penal servitude(= prison with hard physical work) .
曾经有个时期,罪犯可以被判服劳役刑。
a penal colony(= a place where criminals were sent as a punishment in the past)
罪犯流放地
2.
应受刑罚的that can be punished by law
a penal offence
刑事犯罪
3.
严重的;严厉的very severe
penal rates of interest
很重的利率

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