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penal

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːnl/

Translation of penal in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • penal penal offense (American English/inglés norteamericano) delito (masculine) penal a penal institution un establecimiento penitenciario, una penitenciaría
    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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