penal code


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to penal code: Model Penal Code

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations

penal code

References in classic literature ?
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.
11 (Petra) -- The government, on Wednesday, decided to go ahead with a draft law introducing amendments to the penal code to stiffen penalties against those who assault academic staff at schools, universities and colleges and medical cadres at hospitals and clinics.
10655, an edict that repeals the crime of "premature marriage" under the country's Revised Penal Code.
The bill amends the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.
A[cedilla] Promoting political change using illegal forceful means - under article 160 of Bahrain's Penal Code
THE Ministry of Home Affairs has prepared a Cabinet note on decriminalising attempt to suicide by deleting Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Law amending the last paragraph of Article 393 of the Penal Code
Sanctions law enacted in 1362 with the deadline for pilot implementation of the judicial commission and the need to re-design and final approval in Parliament, after the delays the Islamic Penal Code (A Division Of term) the after the submitted to Parliament and the Assembly, after considering changing its title to "sanctions and deterrent punishments" in the two hundred and thirty-two and forty-four notes, May 1375, ratified and the Guardian Council in May of the same year, it is the sixth confirmed and signed and implemented the notification [1].
The tiny, oil-rich nation on the island of Borneo is adopting a harsh Islamic penal code for those "convicted" of homosexuality and adultery.
The Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan has proposed new rules on appearances of convicts in the new draft Executive Penal Code, Tengrinews said.