penal
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penal(
pi
-
nuhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. penal
The penal code defines the crimes that are punishable by law.El código penal define los delitos que son punibles por la ley.
b. penitenciario
Penal institutions are often located in remote places.Las instituciones penitenciarias a menudo están ubicadas en lugares remotos.
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penal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. penal
penal codecódigo penal
penal colonycolonia penitenciaria
penal servitudetrabajos forzados
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penal [ˈpiːnl]
adjective
1 [+reform, policy, system] penal
2 (harsh) [+rate, charges] muy gravoso; perjudicial
modifier
penal code (n) código (m) penal
penal colony (n) colonia (f) penal
penal servitude (n) trabajos (m) forzados
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penal
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
penal(
peh
-
nahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (law)
a. penal
Tenemos que estudiar el código penal del estado para el examen del viernes.We have to study the state penal code for Friday's exam.
b. criminal
Mi amiga Nicole es especialista en derecho penal.My friend Nicole is a specialist in criminal law.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (jail)
a. prison
El reo tuvo que cumplir cuatro años en el penal de Santa María.The criminal had to serve four years in Santa Maria prison.
b. penitentiary
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Jake escapó del penal con la ayuda de los guardias.Jake escaped from the penitentiary with help from the guards.
3. (sports)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. penalty
¿Viste el penal del partido del domingo?Did you see the penalty in the game on Sunday?
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penal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. criminal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. prison
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penal
adjective
penal
1 (prisión) prison; (state) penitentiary; (EEUU)
2 (Latinoamérica) (Dep) (penalty) penalty (kick)
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derecho penal
criminal law
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