Bill of pains and penalties. See under Bill.On, or Under, penalty of, on pain of; with exposure to the penalty of, in case of transgression.

(Pen"ance) n. [OF. penance, peneance, L. paenitentia repentance. See Penitence.]

1. Repentance. [Obs.] Wyclif

2. Pain; sorrow; suffering. [Obs.] "Joy or penance he feeleth none." Chaucer.

3. (Eccl.) A means of repairing a sin committed, and obtaining pardon for it, consisting partly in the performance of expiatory rites, partly in voluntary submission to a punishment corresponding to the transgression. Penance is the fourth of seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church. Schaff- Herzog Encyc.

And bitter penance, with an iron whip.

Quoth he, "The man hath penance done,
And penance more will do."

(Pen"ance), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Penanced ] To impose penance; to punish. "Some penanced lady elf." Keats.

(Pen"ance*less), a. Free from penance. [R.]

Penang nut
(Pe*nang" nut`) [From the native name.] (Bot.) The betel nut. Balfour

(Pen*an"nu*lar) a. [L. pene, paene, almost + E. annular.] Nearly annular; having nearly the form of a ring. "Penannular relics." D. Wilson.

(Pe"na*ry) a. Penal. [Obs.] Gauden.

(||Pe*na"tes) n. pl. [L.] (Rom. Antiq.) The household gods of the ancient Romans. They presided over the home and the family hearth. See Lar.

(Pe"nal*ize) v. t.

1. To make penal.

2. (Sport.) To put a penalty on. See Penalty, 3. [Eng.]

(Pe"nal*ly) adv. In a penal manner.

(Pe"nal*ty) n.; pl. Penalties [F. pénalité. See Penal.]

1. 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.

Death is the penalty imposed.

2. 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.

The penalty and forfeit of my bond.

3. A handicap. [Sporting Cant]

The term penalty is in law mostly applied to a pecuniary punishment.

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