Penalty

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Rule ViolationPlay
Penalty often relates to specific regulations or codes being broken. SlideThe company faced a penalty for violating environmental regulations.
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Legal ConsequencesPlay
Penalty in legal contexts can lead to fines or imprisonment depending on the offense. SlideFor tax evasion, she was given a stiff penalty.
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Severity VariesPlay
Penalties can range from minor to severe, reflecting the seriousness of the breach. SlideNot wearing a seatbelt could incur a small penalty.