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/ˈpɛn l ti/
a punishment imposed or incurred for a violation of law or rule.
a loss, forfeiture, suffering, or the like, to which one subjects oneself by nonfulfillment of some obligation.
something that is forfeited, as a sum of money.
a disadvantage imposed upon one of the competitors or upon one side for infraction of the rules of a game, sport, etc.
consequence or disadvantage attached to any action, condition, etc.
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Since you seem to have switched employers, you can withdraw your money from the original without
The majority of players elected to impose a
even when it cost them some of their own money.
Following each round, the losers will receive
points based on the cards left in their hands.
Then, if you need to change flights, you do not incur a
Most trips have steep
charges for canceling at the last minute.
is amplified by what brain scientists call switching costs.
would be handed down in either case.
Point the cursor to place the
kick, then see if the goalie saves it.
Call to request a waiver of the late
if you mostly pay on time but accidentally miss a deadline one month.
There should be some kind of
for winning the bid but failing to make it.
British Dictionary definitions for
a legal or official punishment, such as a term of imprisonment
some other form of punishment, such as a fine or forfeit for not fulfilling a contract
loss, suffering, or other unfortunate result of one's own action, error, etc
) a handicap awarded against a player or team for illegal play, such as a free shot at goal by the opposing team, loss of points, etc
C16: from Medieval Latin
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