per sonal foul

personal foul

noun Sports.
a foul called in certain games, as basketball or football, for illegal body contact or rough, unsportsmanlike play.

Origin:
1820–30

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personal foul

noun
a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football) 
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