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|§1 Whoever has power to issue penal laws may also reinforce a divine law with a fitting penalty.
§2 A lower legislator, taking into account can. 1317, can also:
1° reinforce with a fitting penalty a law issued by a higher authority, observing the limits of his competence in respect of territory or persons;
2° add other penalties to those laid down for a certain offence in a universal law;
3° determine or make obligatory a penalty which a universal law establishes as indeterminate or discretionary.
§3 A law can either itself determine the penalty or leave its determination to the prudent decision of a judge.
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