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Definition: Penal action
, a. [L. poenalis, fr. poena punishment: cf. F.
p['e]nal. See Pain
Of or pertaining to punishment, to penalties, or to crimes
and offenses; pertaining to criminal jurisprudence: as:
(a) Enacting or threatening punishment; as, a penal statue;
the penal code.
(b) Incurring punishment; subject to a penalty; as, a
penalact of offense.
(c) Inflicted as punishment; used as a means of punishment;
as, a penal colony or settlement. “Adamantine chains and
(Law), a code of laws concerning crimes and
offenses and their punishment.
, Penal statutes
(Law), laws prohibited certain
acts, and imposing penalties for committing them.
, imprisonment with hard labor, in a prison,
in lieu of transportation. [Great Brit.]
, Penal action
(Law), a suit for penalties.