penal code definition by Webster's New World
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a body of law dealing with various crimes or offenses and their legal penalties
penal code definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A body of laws relating to crimes and offenses and the penalties for their commission.
penal code - Legal Definition
The body of penal law as a whole.