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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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The tribunal, at Reading, Berks, heard how, on Comic Relief Day, 2003, one of Ms Neylan's colleagues wrote a list of ''fineable sins'' in a room where she worked.
It is a fineable offence to discard litter in the streets.
Blackstone, who had developed a lecture course along the lines proposed in the statute, had sewn up the Professorship by making non-delivery of lectures a fineable offence.
In Australia, Israel, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and numerous other nations, the landing of a stowaway is also a fineable offense.
Like other fraternal organizations in Gold Hill, the GHMU's constitution stipulated that members had to be "men of good moral character," but only intoxication and profanity were deemed fineable offenses in the union's by-laws.(35) Prize-fighting and gambling, by contrast, were morally acceptable or at least compatible with the union's mutualistic sensibilities.
(11) Thus, in one British society, it was a fineable offense to "become Quarrelsome, be guilty of swearing or Cursing, laying wagers, promoting Gaming, or refusing to keep silence when desired by any Officer, or ...