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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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And then father was arrested for attempted assault, fined in the police court, and bound over to keep the peace.
Not until he has been fined for attempting to take the life of a Venetian citizen, not until he is humiliated, and so heaped with disgrace and insult that we are sorry for him, is he allowed to creep away.
But the traders ruined his digestion with too much champagne, and after several years he fell for the Gospel according to the Methodists, sent his people to church, and cleaned up the beach and the trading crowd so spick and span that he would not permit them to smoke a pipe out of doors on Sunday, and, fined one of the chief traders one hundred gold sovereigns for washing his schooner's decks on the Sabbath morn.
A pretty thing that would be: the Senior Shipping-Master of the Port of London hauled up in a police court and fined fifty pounds," says he.
Now, it's a whole lot sensibler to land on Young Sandow an' get three hundred for it, than to land on some hayseed an' get hauled up an' fined before some justice of the peace.
The con fined space, the close contact, the imminent menace of the waves, seem to draw men together, in spite of madness, suffering and despair.
I'll give you in charge to the police, and have you fined five shillings when you can't pay, and then I won't pay the money for you, and you'll be transported for life.
This odd sight kept me two hours behind the caravan, for which the leader of it for the day fined me about the value of three shillings; and told me if it had been three days' journey without the wall, as it was three days' within, he must have fined me four times as much, and made me ask pardon the next council-day.
Fined pounds 90 with pounds 75 costs and ordered to pay pounds 15 compensation.
NASD Regulation also announced that it fined the firm and 22 of its current and former managers and sales representatives a total of nearly $500,000 in connection with the three-year unfair pricing practice.
Fined pounds 80 with pounds 40 costs and banned from driving for 16 months.