(Of an act) subject to a judicial punishment: a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in jail a punishable offence
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- If such information is leaked to overseas media, this may be a criminal act punishable by imprisonment.
- Caging and displaying parrots and parakeets is illegal and punishable by a fine and up to five years in prison.
- In Victoria, begging is a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment under the Vagrancy Act.
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