the aggregate of statutory enactments dealing with crimes and their punishment.
the codified body of the laws in any legal system that relate to crime and its punishment
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It would take another seventy years before anyone would try to do away with this severe penal code.
Last year the government gave the nod to a workshop that looked into changing the penal code.
The government has changed the penal code to restrict demonstrations.