Words Like PENALTY
We have put together a list of words that are similar to PENALTY.
16 Alternative Words Similar to penalty
10 definitions of penalty
Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or trespass.
The suffering, or the sum to be forfeited, to which a person subjects himself by covenant or agreement, in case of nonfulfillment of stipulations; forfeiture; fine.
(games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition
A punishment established by law or authority for a crime or offense.
Something, especially a sum of money, required as a forfeit for an offense.
The disadvantage or painful consequences resulting from an action or condition: neglected his health and paid the penalty.