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Synonyms for penalty

Synonyms for penalty

something, such as loss, pain, or confinement, imposed for wrongdoing

a sum of money levied as punishment for an offense

a coercive measure intended to ensure compliance or conformity

Synonyms for penalty

a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition

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(games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game

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Although he does not have statistics to show that the death penalty could lower crime rate, Aguirre said he could only speak of personal experience.
1) In the first year of the program, Medicare payments to hospitals were subject up to a 1% penalty if a hospital had risk-adjusted excess 30-day readmissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure, and pneumonia during the previous 3 years.
She and her husband reported the amount as income on their 2002 joint federal income tax return but did not include the 10% penalty tax, even though form 1099-R indicated the distribution was subject to it.
At that time, an IRS revenue officer secured from him Form 2750, Waiver Extending Statutory Period for Assessment of the Trust Recovery Penalty.
In addition, we oppose the penalty provision for "noneconomic transactions" set forth in section 512 of the bill as creating unnecessary complexity and confusion.
Unfortunately, Prejean places so much emphasis on the innocence of Williams and O'Dell that many of her arguments against the death penalty hinge on readers accepting that Prejean is correct in her claim of innocence.
The order requires Irwin Union Bank to pay a civil money penalty of $22,300, which will be remitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for deposit into the National Flood Mitigation Fund.
She takes on the pro-death penalty climate in the Southern "death belt" states--particularly in her home state of Louisiana, where most people "accept capital punishment with the air they breathe and the mosquitoes they swat.
A penalty equal to 50 percent of the interest due through March 31, 2005 for amnesty-eligible amounts that are due and payable as of said date; and
Ryan helped pass Illinois' death penalty law, and signed plenty of death warrants as governor.
In exchange for a borrower accepting the prepayment penalty, an investor will often accept a lower interest rate on the mortgage.
Renewed attacks on the death penalty are likely as the trial of accused Twin Tower bombing accomplice Zacharias Moussaoui proceeds.