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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
5. Institutions
 
974. Penalty.
 
  
NOUN:PENALTY; retribution (punishment) [See Punishment]; pain, pains and penalties; wergild or weregild [hist.], bloodwite or bloodwit [early Eng. law]; peine forte et dure [F.]; penance (atonement) [See Atonement]; the devil to pay.
  fine, mulct, amercement, sconce [Oxford Univ., Eng.], forfeit, forfeiture, escheat, damages, deodand, sequestration, confiscation, præmunire or premunire; doomage [U. S.].
  
VERB:PENALIZE, fine, mulct, amerce, sconce, confiscate, sequestrate, sequester, escheat, estreat, forfeit.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Some of us will smart for it.—Much Ado
  2. I crave the law, The penalty and forfeit of my bond.—Merchant of Venice

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