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Definitions of penalty:

  • noun:   (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
  • noun:   the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition
    Example: "Neglected his health and paid the penalty"
  • noun:   a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
  • noun:   the act of punishing

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