penal code


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penal code

n.
A body of laws establishing the criminal offenses for a particular jurisdiction.

penal code

n
(Law) the codified body of the laws in any legal system that relate to crime and its punishment
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Noun1.penal code - the legal code governing crimes and their punishment
legal code - a code of laws adopted by a state or nation; "a code of laws"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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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.
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.
Under the pressure of actual necessity he now mastered the law, and the most important parts of the astonishing mass of work that he performed during his three and a half years in India consisted in redrafting the penal code and in helping to organize education.
Under articles 503 and 504 of the Penal Code, marital rape cannot be prosecuted while extramarital rape carries the punishment of up to five years of hard labor if the woman is older than 15, and up to seven years if she is younger.
ISTANBUL, September 19, 2011 (TUR) -- An Istanbul prosecutor asked for aggravated life imprisonment -- the severe punishment under the Turkish Penal Code -- for seven suspects including Yasin Hayal and Erhan Tuncel in the killing of Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
The house also approved the draft penal code designed to counter terrorism and financing terror-related activities.
It also established district task forces comprised of government and civil society stakeholders to prevent and respond to, in part, child prostitution; drafted amendments to strengthen existing penal code provisions on child prostitution; and produced proposals for the creation of organizations and processes to combat child prostitution.
Both would remove "homosexual conduct" from the Texas penal code.
LE BARDO, June 16, 2010 (TAP)- The Chamber of Deputies passed at a plenary session held yesterday under chairmanship of Speaker Foued Mebazaa, a bill updating the provisions of article 61a of the penal code.
JAIL SENTENCES for paedophiles could be tripled, and even stretched to life imprisonment, if lawmakers are able to push through an amendment to the penal code calling for harsher punishments for sex crimes against children.
Summary: Rabat - Morocco's House of Representatives (lower house) passed on Tuesday a draft law completing the penal code legislation on violence acts during sports events.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) notes that the 1979 Palestinian Penal Law is the Revolutionary Penal Code of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).