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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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Fini recalled his meeting with the FNC delegation in Rome two months ago, saying: "It is nice that instead of merely talking, we are engaged in result-oriented attempts to develop relations.
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