poenology

poenology
noun
the branch of criminology concerned with prison management and prisoner rehabilitation
Syn: ↑penology
Derivationally related forms: ↑penologist (for: ↑penology)
Hypernyms: ↑criminology

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/pee nol"euh jee/, n.
penology.

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  • Poenology — P[oe]*nol o*gy (p[ e]*n[o^]l [ o]*j[y^]), n. See {Penology}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poenology — Penology Pe*nol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, or L. poena, punishment + logy.] The science or art of punishment. [Written also {p[oe]nology}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poenology — /pee nol euh jee/, n. penology. * * * …   Universalium

  • poenology — /piˈnɒlədʒi/ (say pee noluhjee) noun → penology …  

  • penology — penological /peen l oj i keuhl/, adj. penologist, n. /pee nol euh jee/, n. 1. the study of the punishment of crime, in both its deterrent and its reformatory aspects. 2. the study of the management of prisons. Also, poenology. [1830 40; peno… …   Universalium

  • penology — /piˈnɒlədʒi/ (say pee noluhjee) noun 1. the systematic study of the punishment of crime, in both its deterrent and its reformatory aspects. 2. the study of the management of prisons. Also, poenology. {pen(al) + o + logy} –penological… …  

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