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One entry found for penalty.
Main Entry: pen·al·ty
Pronunciation: primarystresspen-schwal-temacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
1 : punishment for a crime or offense
2 : something forfeited when one fails to do what one has agreed to do
3 : disadvantage, loss, or hardship due to some action or condition
4 : a punishment or handicap given for breaking a rule in a sport or game

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