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(1):

(n.) A handicap.

(2):

(n.) 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.

(3):

(n.) 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.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Penalty'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​p/penalty.html. 1828.
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