Definition of penalizing:
Synonyms for penalizing:
- penalizing (part of speech: verb)
punishing (part of speech: verb)
- "An Outline of Sexual Morality", Kenneth Ingram.
10 Similarly, the death of either the principal or the agent before the latter commences to act extinguishes the agent's authority; but equity has so far modified this rule that if, after the death of a principal and without having notice of his decease, an agent executes his commission, he can sue on the agency: for otherwise the law would be penalizing a reasonable and unavoidable ignorance.- "The Institutes of Justinian", Caesar Flavius Justinian.
Then the arguments and " movements" for penalizing the thrifty, energetic, and competent by placing upon them more and more of the burdens of the thriftless, lazy and incompetent, were just beginning to make headway in our country, wherein these " social reforms" now all but dominate political and so- called " social" thinking.- "What Social Classes Owe to Each Other", William Graham Sumner.