Penal Code – the published criminal statutes of a jurisdiction, usually defining and categorizing offenses, and setting forth their respective punishments

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penal code:
(18c)

1. A combination of criminal laws, usually defining and categorizing the offenses and setting forth their respective punishments. — aka criminal code.

1. A division of the statutory law of a jurisdiction comprehensive of crimes and criminal proceedings.  A model code proposed by the American Law Institute. [2]

1. The published criminal statutes of a jurisdiction. [3]

 

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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