fine

(redirected from doing fine)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
USA], Nov 3 ( ANI ): Prince Michael Jackson is doing fine after a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles.
However, he did have a tough enough race and I think her other runner, Doing Fine, is the one to back at 20-1 after his non-staying effort in the four-miler at Cheltenham last time.
President Obama backtracked on his private sector comments later on Friday, saying he wants to be "absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine," according to (http://www.
The baby llama was born two weeks ago and both it and mum Layla, pictured, are said to be doing fine, with plenty of protective attention from Winston, the park's male llama.
Speirs said:"We were doing fine but doing fine and closing matches out are two different things.
The pelican was taken by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to their Dunfermline centre where is said to be doing fine.
I'll mail the pictures home for you, and let your parents know you're doing fine,'' Peggy would tell them as they were leaving the Hollywood Guild.
Dr Steve Roth, hospital medical director of the Sparrow Perinatal Centre said the mother and as yet unnamed infants are doing fine.
Nevertheless, recalled Mosher, "she still refused, and she and the baby are doing fine today thanks to her heroic resistance.
Now 15, Liano is doing fine but the memory of those troubled days has driven her ambition to support research into the disease which almost claimed her first born.
We want to know where each child is doing fine and where that child could use some help.
Everything went smoothly and mother and baby are doing fine.