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The maximum penalty for the offence is two years' imprisonment.
There are severe penalties for companies who breach environmental laws.
Under the law the president is able to impose tough penalties.
The crime carries a much heavier penalty in the US.
Increased risk of skin cancer is one of the penalties of sunbathing.
Some growers are paying the penalty for not watering crops sufficiently in hot weather.
They scored from a penalty awarded when Jenkins handled the ball.
The skipper told me I had to take the penalty and I was delighted.
Southgate missed a penalty that would have won them the match.
Fox kicked a last-minute penalty to give the All-Blacks a sensational victory.
This is the British English definition of penalty. View American English definition of penalty.
the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
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