Translation of penal in Spanish:

penal

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːnl/

adj

  • penal penal offense (American English/inglés norteamericano) delito (masculine) penal penal code código (masculine) penal penal colony penal (masculine), colonia (feminine) penal or penitenciaria a penal institution un establecimiento penitenciario, una penitenciaría penal servitude (British English/inglés británico) [History/Historia] trabajos (masculine plural) forzados
    More example sentences
    • It is far too late for us to start thinking about rehabilitation as the primary objective of our penal system once young offenders have been through this useless youth justice system, but that is exactly what we have done.
    • Institutional racism dogs educational, legal and penal systems on all continents.
    • Power can be conceptualized as control over resources that are desired by other people, and can be exerted in numerous ways including through legal and penal systems.

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