Difference between penalty and premunire




  1. (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
  2. the act of punishing
  3. a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
  4. the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition


The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence.

Pulling one back with another penalty - this time converted by the regular taker - they finally conceded a third.

But a surge in thefts of treasured relics from ancient temples and monuments has reached such a level that an agonised debate has begun over bringing back the death penalty.

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