Definition of penalty:

Usage examples for penalty

  1. But then she did not believe that man ever paid such penalty as that of which she was thinking.  The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. God grant that you may never have to pay the penalty.  Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. You certainly showed no scruples against hanging me, said the American, but in the face of your evidence I admit my guilt, and I sentence myself to pay the full penalty of the law as we are made to pay it in my own country.  In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis