A punishment for violating rules of procedure. (noun)
A payment forfeited for an early withdrawal from an account or an investment. (noun)
A direct free kick from the penalty spot, taken after a defensive foul in the penalty box. (noun)
A punishment for an infraction of the rules, often in the form of being removed from play for a specified amount of time. (noun)
Examples of word penalty
The penalty for stealing _property_ was a mere _property penalty_.
Mention the word penalty and most taxpayers cringe.
If you keep an ounce on hand so you do not have to constantly be seeking the criminal element to make regular purchases the penalty is the same for up to 3 kilos, might as well keep a couple bricks and not have to make a purchase for a couple years.
If the penalty is a tax and it varies with the number of uninsured, it rather closely resembles a head tax, no?
April 26, 2010, 4: 21 pm byomtov says: if the penalty is a tax, it is a â€œdirect taxâ€ for purposes of Article I, section 9 and is therefore unconstitutional.