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counter-penalty

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A penalty proposed as a substitute for another: as, in Greek antiquity (translating Gr. ἀντιτίμησις), the penalty which a person convicted of crime was permitted to suggest for himself as an alternative to that proposed by the accuser.

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Examples

  • In the first place, when called upon to suggest a counter-penalty,42 he would neither do so himself nor suffer his friends to do so for him, but went so far as to say that to propose a counter-penalty was like a confession of guilt.

    The Apology of Socrates

  • Or why should he propose any counter-penalty when he does not know whether death, which Anytus proposes, is a good or an evil?

    The Apology

  • In the first place, when called upon to suggest a counter-penalty, [42] he would neither do so himself nor suffer his friends to do so for him, but went so far as to say that to propose a counter-penalty was like a confession of guilt.

    The Apology

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