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Frankly speaking, I decided to become a businessman at the moment when I understood that it is possible, because I grew up in a country where it was not possible. There existed even a special article in the penal code of the Soviet Union which punished entrepreneurial activity.
Vladimir Potanin

Meaning of "penal code" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PENAL CODE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PENAL CODE

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conjunction
determiner
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Penal code is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PENAL CODE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Criminal code

A criminal code is a document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law. Typically a criminal code will contain offences which are recognised in the jurisdiction, penalties which might be imposed for these offences and some general provisions. Criminal codes are relatively common in civil law jurisdictions, which tend to build legal systems around codes and principles which are relatively abstract and apply them on a case by case basis. Conversely they are rare in common law jurisdictions. The proposed introduction of a criminal code in England and Wales was a significant project of the Law Commission from 1968 to 2008. Due to the strong tradition of precedent in the jurisdiction and consequently the large number of binding judgements and ambiguous 'common law offences', as well as the often inconsistent nature of English law - the creation of a satisfactory code became very difficult. The project was officially abandoned in 2008 although as of 2009 it has been revived. In the United States a Model Penal Code exists which is not itself law but which provides the basis for the criminal law of many states.

Definition of penal code in the English dictionary

The definition of penal code in the dictionary is the codified body of the laws in any legal system that relate to crime and its punishment.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PENAL CODE

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penal servitude
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penalisation
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penalization
penalize
penally
penalties
penalty
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penalty box
penalty clause
penalty corner
penalty goal
penalty kick
penalty killer
penalty point

WORDS THAT END LIKE PENAL CODE

access code
area code
bar code
binary code
character code
code
colour code
country code
criminal code
dress code
ethical code
genetic code
international Morse code
Morse code
national code
postal code
source code
STD code
stock code
tax code
zip code

Synonyms and antonyms of penal code in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «penal code» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PENAL CODE

Find out the translation of penal code to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of penal code from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «penal code» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刑法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

código penal
570 millions of speakers

English

penal code
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दंड संहिता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قانون العقوبات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уголовный кодекс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

código Penal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দণ্ডবিধি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

code pénal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kod jenayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Strafgesetzbuch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

刑法
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

형법
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kode penal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

luật hình sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தண்டனையின் குறியீடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दंड संहिता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ceza Kanunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

codice penale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kodeks karny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Кримінальний кодекс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

codul penal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποινικού κώδικα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

straf kode
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

strafflagen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

straffelov
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about penal code

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Vladimir Potanin
Frankly speaking, I decided to become a businessman at the moment when I understood that it is possible, because I grew up in a country where it was not possible. There existed even a special article in the penal code of the Soviet Union which punished entrepreneurial activity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PENAL CODE»

Discover the use of penal code in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to penal code and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The ...
This resulting book comprises not only a description of the general principles found in the IPC, but a consideration of modern views and developments on those principles and related doctrinal issues, and proposals for reforming the IPC in ...
Dr Wing-Cheong Chan, Professor Barry Wright, Professor Stanley Yeo, 2013
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Plato's Penal Code: Tradition, Controversy, and Reform in ...
In this fascinating and important study Professor Saunders traces the development of ideas of justice and punishment held by the ancient Greeks, from Homer to Plato.
Trevor J. Saunders, 1994
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Destruction of Evidence
States adopting the Model Penal Code require specific intent to impair the availability of the destroyed evidence in an official proceeding — a requirement that is more stringent than the requirement of specific intent to obstruct justice adopted ...
Jamie S. Gorelick, Stephen Marzen, Lawrence Solum, 1995
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Criminal law: model penal code
The Model Penal Code has been called the principal text in criminal law teaching. It is an ambitious, and influential, attempt to work out the principles of American criminal law in a systematic way.
Markus Dirk Dubber, 2002
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Sex, Drugs, Death, and the Law: An Essay on Human Rights and ...
Compare this definition with those of A. Flexner and Benjamin, supra note 25. 27. The Model Penal Code identifies sixteen states whose statutes define prostitution to include promiscuous intercourse without hire, Model Penal Code § 217.12, ...
David A. J. Richards, 1986
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The Penal Code
With commentary and latest amendments.
Bangladesh, Abdul Matin, 1994
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Draft of a Penal code for the state of New York
THE PENAL CODE OP THE STATE OF NEW YORK. AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PENAL CODE. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : PKELIMINAKY PEOVISIONS. SiCTiOH 1. Title of  ...
New York (State). Commissioners of the Code, David Dudley Field, William Curtis Noyes, 1864
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A penal Code
NOTE F. ON THE CHAPTER OF CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS. We were at first disposed to have one Chapter for contempts of the lawful authority of Courts of Justice, another for contempts of the lawful ...
‎1837
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A New History of Kentucky
A New Penal Code One of the most forward-looking changes made in Kentucky during the early years of statehood was a reform of the barbarous penal code. Inherited from Virginia, it was based on the English system that still imposed the ...
Lowell Hayes Harrison, 1997
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The Indian Penal Code
CHAPTER XVIII OF OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO 1[***] PROPERTY MARKS 463. Forgery.—2[Whoever makes any false documents or false electronic record or part of a document or electronic record, with intent to cause ...
‎1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PENAL CODE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term penal code is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quick Thoughts: John Reynolds on Recent Amendments to the …
John Reynolds (JR): On 20 July, Israel's parliament (Knesset) passed an amendment to the penal code to increase the maximum sentences for ... «Jadaliyya, Jul 15»
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Blowing whistle on fraud rare in Japan
... act “basically classifies the leaked information as worthy of protection depending on whether it concerns matters under the penal code.”. «Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Jul 15»
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Islamist "Justice": Slow Painful Death for Christian Mother in Pakistan
Pakistanis' extreme sensitivity to any potential insult to Muhammad is reflected in several laws in the nation's penal code. Section 295-C reads:. «Gatestone Institute, Jul 15»
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Adorable Chihuahua puppy with red nails abandoned in alley
Once caught, their owner could be charged with the following offenses: California Penal Code Sections 597.1 (Permitting Animals to Go ... «AOL Travel UK, Jul 15»
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#dnaEdit: Legislative gimmicks
The Indian Penal Code already criminalises murder, attempt to murder, physical assault. The existence of these legal provisions, the presence ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
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Quartet Booked Under SC/ST Act
As a result, Mathivanan, Boopathy, P Karthik and S Raja were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. No arrests have been ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Vyapam scam: CBI registers FIR against former OSD of MP Guv and …
CBI spokesperson said in New Delhi that a case of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery under Indian Penal Code, violation of ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
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Peace, economy high on Congress agenda
These include the amendments to the Revised Penal Code, the Magna Carta of the Poor, the National Identification System Act, the Prepaid ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
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Teen, friend held for kidnapping 11-yr-old from Naigaon
... (kidnapping), 364 (a) (kidnapping or abduction in order to murder), 386 (extortion) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code. «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Syria's Assad grants amnesty for draft dodgers, defectors
The amnesty wipes away "the entire punishment for those who fled inside Syria, as explained in article 100 of the military penal code," and ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»

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