penal law

penal law
penal law n
1: a law prescribing a penalty (as a fine or imprisonment) for one who violates it

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

penal law
n. Statute enacted to proscribe a certain offense against the public at large or against another person; imposing a penalty for violation of same.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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