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1. the act of punishing
2. a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
3. the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition
neglected his health and paid the penalty
4. (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
5. Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or trespass.