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See penalty.


penality (countable and uncountable, plural penalities)

  1. The quality or state of being penal; lability to punishment.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for penality in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)