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fine

noun amercement, compulsory payment, forfeit, forfeiture, legal liability, liability, mulct, payment for misconduct, pecuniary penalty, pecuniary punishment, penalty, prescribed punishment, sconce
Associated concepts: excessive fine
Foreign phrases: Quam rationabilis debet esse finis, non definitur, sed omnibus circumstantiis inspectis pendet ex justiciariorum discretione.What a reasonable fine ought to be is not defined, but is left to the discretion of the judges, all the circumstances being considered. Mulcta damnum famae non irrogat. A fine does not impose a loss of reputation.

fine

verb amerce, exact a penalty, exact retribution, immose a forfeiture, impose a mulct, impose a penalty, impose payment for misconduct, impose pecuniary punishment, innlict a penalty upon, mulct, penalize, punish, punish by pecuniary penalty, subject to a pecuniary penalty, tax
See also: acute, amercement, appropriate, cost, damages, forfeiture, impalpable, meritorious, narrow, penalize, penalty, premium, rare, sapid, tenuous, trover, valuable

fine

a monetary penalty imposed in criminal matters. Itmaybe accepted in instalments, and in some cases, essentially based on means, the court may remit (extinguish) the fine. In the UK there are maximum levels of fines laid down for certain offences. Some levels are changed every so often in accord with the change in the value of money. There are sometimes statutory equivalent periods of imprisonment laid down for failure to pay fines.
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In this area, Johnny set a standard that allowed all of us to see what could be accomplished," Fini said.
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Mr Fini acknowledged defeat, saying the outcome was made more painful by the defections of three of his MPs.
Fini called on Berlusconi to resign this month and threatened to pull ministers loyal to him out of the government if the prime minister did not.
Lower house speaker Gianfranco Fini demanded on Sunday that the prime minister step down to allow the formation of a new centre-right coalition, possibly without Berlusconi at the helm.
In a statement to the press after talks with Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, Gianfranco Fini said the Moroccan autonomy initiative "is the only proposal that can be accepted by the European Union and Italy.
It would show a certain immoral behaviour," Fini, who is widely seen as a potential successor to Berlusconi.
two sides; one led by him and another led by Gianfranco Fini.
But Berlusconi could risk either losing his majority in at least one house of parliament or seeing it chopped down to a dangerous sliver of votes depending on the number of legislators loyal to Fini who form a new voting faction.
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After months of tension and even open hostility between the estranged conservatives, Berlusconi s party issued a tough document censuring Fini, saying his actions and comments no longer reflected the ideals of the party he helped found.
Fini plans to ask for forgiveness from the Jewish people for the suffering caused by fascism.