Definition of penality in US English:

penality

noun

  • The state or condition of being penal. rare.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Middle French pénalité suffering, punishment and its etymon post-classical Latin penalitas, poenalitas punishment, penalty, sorrow, suffering from classical Latin poenālis + -tās. Compare Old Occitan penalitat, Catalan penalitat, Spanish penalidad, Italian penalità.

Pronunciation

penality

/pɪˈnalɪtɪ/