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serving as or designed to impose punishment

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subject to punishment by law

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In fact, this scaffold constituted a portion of a penal machine, which now, for two or three generations past, has been merely historical and traditionary among us, but was held, in the old time, to be as effectual an agent, in the promotion of good citizenship, as ever was the guillotine among the terrorists of France.
The one exception was a sturdy white-headed boy, standing apart from all the rest on a stool in a corner--a forlorn little Crusoe, isolated in his own desert island of solitary penal disgrace.
If all zealous Protestants had been publicly urged to join an association for the avowed purpose of singing a hymn or two occasionally, and hearing some indifferent speeches made, and ultimately of petitioning Parliament not to pass an act for abolishing the penal laws against Roman Catholic priests, the penalty of perpetual imprisonment denounced against those who educated children in that persuasion, and the disqualification of all members of the Romish church to inherit real property in the United Kingdom by right of purchase or descent,--matters so far removed from the business and bosoms of the mass, might perhaps have called together a hundred people.
Silas was impressed with the melancholy truth of this last remark; but his force of mind failed before the only two penal methods open to him, not only because it was painful to him to hurt Eppie, but because he trembled at a moment's contention with her, lest she should love him the less for it.
Him the Almighty Power Hurld headlong flaming from th' Ethereal Skie With hideous ruine and combustion down To bottomless perdition, there to dwell In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire, Who durst defie th' Omnipotent to Arms.
The poor peasant, a Saxon by birth, was dragged forward to the bar, terrified at the penal consequences which he might have incurred by the guilt of having been cured of the palsy by a Jewish damsel.
It is easy to see you have never loved," replied the councillor, with a look that was pitifully comic; "you are as relentless as article 304 of the penal code.
Sully-Prudhomme, hear a penal sentence in the fiat, "You shall be born," particularly if addressed to potential issue of hers.
The philosopher, the poet, or the religious man will of course wish to cast his vote with the democrat, for free-trade, for wide suffrage, for the abolition of legal cruelties in the penal code, and for facilitating in every manner the access of the young and the poor to the sources of wealth and power.
According to him, one Hashimu Mohammad,27, from Tudun Amba, was arraigned under section 287 and 319 of the state penal code for stealing a motorcycle.
Article (1) states that the Penal Law attached shall be enforced.
President Duterte has signed the law that increases the outdated amounts in the Revised Penal Code on which fines and penalties are based, thus ensuring more proportional punishment for those who break the law.
WHETHER ONE POSITIONS THEMSELVES AS A PUNISHMENT AND society scholar trying to make sense of penality and its connection to broader developments outside the penal system, an academic engaged in working towards social justice on the ground, or both, Breaking the Pendulum: The Long Struggle over Criminal Justice by Phil Goodman, Joshua Page, and Michelle Phelps offers many useful tools to help us think about and act in the face of the many problems presented by "criminal justice.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO - 17 May 2017: The Arab Organization of Human Rights (AOHR) calls for holding a societal dialogue regarding amendments to the Criminal Penal Code along with other related laws, Executive Secretary of the Arab Organization of Human Rights Alaa Shalaby said.