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penalty

noun

1 penalty

The act of punishing.

synonyms: penalisation, penalization, punishment.

Roget 971: condemnation, conviction, judgment, penalty, sentence; proscription, damnation; death warrant.    attainder, attainture, attaintment.   

Roget 972: punishment, punition; chastisement, chastening; correction, castigation.    discipline, infliction, trial; judgment; penalty etc. 974; retribution; ... show more

Roget 974: penalty; retribution etc. (punishment) 972; pain, pains and penalties; weregild, wergild; peine forte et dure [Fr.]; penance etc. (atonement) 952; ... show more

Dutch: boetedoening, afstraffing, bestraffing, repressie, straf
Polish: karanie, wycińÖganie konsekwencji



2 penalty

A payment required for not fulfilling a contract.

3 penalty

The disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition.

4 penalty

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

Dutch: straf


Moby thesaurus: abatement, acquittal, agio, allowance, amercement, bank discount, breakage, burden, burthen, cargo, cash discount, castigation, chain discount, charge, charge-off, chastening, chastisement, concession, condemnation, condign punishment ... show more.

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